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Marcelo Bielsa Admits He Sent Leeds 'Spy' To Derby Training

Marcelo Bielsa Admits He Sent Leeds 'Spy' To Derby Training

"Leeds can beat you 4-1 because they are a fantastic team, but they had someone in the bushes that day".

The former Argentina manager also revealed that he had already spoken to Derby counterpart Frank Lampard about the situation.

Asked about Bielsa taking responsibility, Lampard said: "Well that's good, I spoke to him yesterday afternoon myself and he did the same to me so I'm pleased he's done it again and said that".

Bielsa had apologised to Derby boss Lampard for the spying but Klich's actions may have wound up the Chelsea legend.

Bielsa confirmed in an interview before kick off at Elland Road this evening that the person at Derby's training ground was sent there by himself.

Police confirmed a man was found and questioned at the perimeter fence of the complex, before being sent on his way with no arrest made. It doesn't matter if this is legal or illegal, or right or wrong. for me, it is enough that Frank Lampard and Derby felt it was not the right thing to do, for me to believe that I didn't behave well.

Derby manager Frank Lampard, also speaking ahead of the kick-off, said that the incident shouldn't be excused on cultural grounds.

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What's more, he's been "using this practice" for some time now. "This is not unlawful, we've done it publicly, we talk about it in the press, for some people it's the wrong thing to do - for others it's not".

"We had somebody the day before our first game against them, which we lost 4-1", said Lampard. If we're going to talk about "culturally I did it somewhere else and it was fine" that doesn't work for me because I don't believe it is fine on that level. It has disrupted our build-up for this game.

Police had to come to the training ground, so that was disruptive.

"I don't think we need to [investigate], because he's admitted it so it's easily dealt with".

'Because if preparation and tactics are not part of the game, and not so sacred that you can work in your own training ground, then I think they're lucky managers because they must be'.

Derby, who now occupy the final playoff position in the league table, have amassed 43 points from 26 games in the Championship.


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