Marcelo Bielsa takes responsibility for Leeds United spy at Derby County training

Marcelo Bielsa takes responsibility for Leeds United spy at Derby County training

The Derby statement read: "Derby County Football Club can confirm that officers from the Derbyshire Constabulary were called to the Derby County training centre at around 11:20am on Thursday 10th January 2019 following reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the premises". "I have a different point of view on it but the important thing is what Frank and Derby think".

'Now, Leeds can beat you 4-1 they are a fantastic team but we had someone in the bushes that day so twice this season now.

The Leeds boss said: "It's true there was someone from Leeds United, the responsibility of this is (down to) me, I am responsible".

Lampard was irritated by what he called a disruption but acknowledged Bielsa's contrition.

"If somebody wants to say that is not relevant, then if tactics aren't relevant, that means Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp, all the great managers, are just lucky".

And Derby claimed on Friday afternoon that the individual was a member of staff at the Yorkshire club. The responsibility for this lies with me.

While the Argentine admitted that he felt he had "done something wrong" while speaking to Sky Sports reporters before the game, he did qualify that admission of guilt with this statement: "I have been doing it since the World Cup qualifiers with Argentina".

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"Yesterday I talked for Frank Lampard and he told me that, for him, I didn't respect the fair play rules". 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's disrupted our build-up to this game". People will stand here and say I'm trying to make excuses before the game, I will speak like this after the game as well, win, lose or draw because of what's happened'. Police had to come to the training ground, so that was disruptive.

"We had somebody the day before our first game against them, which we lost 4-1", said Lampard. The man was asked to leave but it wasn't followed up like it was this time'.

"I don't care if it's cultural".

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

Frank Lampard's men will take the trip to Elland Road this evening as they aim to inflict a fourth-straight defeat in all competitions on the league leaders.

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