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29th Apr 2019

Watch Marcelo Bielsa repeatedly struggle to pronounce the word ‘Ipswich’

Wil Jones

You’re almost there, mate

God bless Marcelo Bielsa, the gift that keeps on giving.

After the madness against Aston Villa on Sunday, the Leeds United boss spoke about his team’s final opponents of the season, Ipswich Town, in a press conference.

Well, he tried to. But the Argentinian had a bit of trouble pronouncing the word Ipswich.

In the end, after valiantly struggling with the word, he just told the translator that he gives up.

It topped off another ridiculous weekend in the life of Marcelo Bielsa.

In one of the most remarkable things to happen this season, Leeds United allowed Aston Villa to equalise after they scored a controversial goal in a huge Championship fixture on Sunday afternoon.

The controversy arose when Jonathan Kodjia went down in the middle of the pitch, visibly hurt. Leeds players refused to put the ball out of play as Villa were expecting and went on to open the scoring through Mateusz Klich. That goal immediately sparked a scrap as Conor Hourihane grabbed Klich by the shirt and chaos ensued.

Anwar El Ghazi was then sent off for striking Patrick Bamford in the fracas, though he will feel hard done by as it didn’t appear to be overly malicious.

At the resulting kick-off, Leeds allowed Aston Villa to walk the ball straight into their net to make up for the controversy that preceded their goal. Pontus Jansson was not happy though, as the only Leeds player who tried to stop the goal, gesticulating to his teammates that they should not have shown such sportsmanship.

Watch the chaos below.