Stuart Dallas vows Leeds will learn from Marcelo Bielsa’s worst night at home

Stuart Dallas has vowed Leeds will learn from their worst night at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds’ 4-1 loss to Leicester was their heaviest home defeat under Bielsa and they were taught some painful lessons by Brendan Rodgers’ cunning Foxes.

Leeds were ruthlessly picked off on the break by Leicester and they learned that possession without penetration is pointless.

Bielsa’s side must be better on the ball and in defence and Dallas says there is much to take from the game.

“We knew what we were coming up against and we knew we were going to have the majority of possession, but you saw their quality on the counter with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes, lightning fast players,” said the Northern Ireland defender who scored Leeds’ consolation goal.

“It’s disappointing. We came into the game hoping we could get something out of it and we weren’t able to do that.

“There are a lot of things we will take out of the game and we need to turn our attention to Crystal Palace on Saturday now.”

The loss was also a reminder to Leeds of the step-up in quality from the Championship to the Premier League.

Leeds carelessly lost possession to allow Leicester to score the first two goals and Dallas says they must be 100 per cent focused.

“I think the quality is the biggest difference,” he said. “I don’t like to say that because there’s a lot of quality in the Championship and it’s a tough, tough league.

“But in the Premier League, you’re coming up against world-class players and you have to be focused 100 per cent.

“You had to be focused in the Championship as well, but in the Premier League, it’s more mentally challenging.

“You have to be focused all the time or you’ll get punished.”

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