June 12, 2021

Marcelo Bielsa explains Koch & Hernandez absences for Leeds vs Burnley

Marcelo Bielsa explains Koch & Hernandez absences for Leeds vs Burnley

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has provided an explanation for the respective absences of Robin Koch and Pablo Hernandez from the club’s matchday squad this afternoon.

Rodrigo at the double

The Whites were of course back in action a short time ago.

Bielsa and co. made the trip to Turf Moor, for a Premier League meeting with Burnley.

The clash, all told, was of little importance to either side, with Sean Dyche’s Clarets now assured of survival, and Leeds sitting in mid-table, having enjoyed a fine debut campaign back in the top-flight.

Marcelo Bielsa explains Koch & Hernandez absences for Leeds vs Burnley

BRISTOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04:Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on August 04, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

When all was said and done in Lancashire, though, it was the visitors who emerged victorious, in altogether convincing fashion.

A rampant display eventually saw Leeds come out on the right side of a 4-0 scoreline, courtesy of strikes from Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison, and a late double on the part of substitute Rodrigo:

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As outlined above, on the back of his side’s latest impressive victory, meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa was drawn on two members of his squad who actually played no part at Turf Moor.

The players in question come in the form of Pablo Hernandez and Robin Koch.

On the former, the Leeds boss confirmed that he picked up a ‘minor knock’, which subsequently ruled the Spaniard out of contention.

Koch, on the other hand, could have featured on Saturday, but Bielsa came to the eventual decision not to risk the defender, who has been struggling with a hip problem.

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