"When we have a problem, our hope is always to find a solution. When we make a mistake, it allows us to see it and find a solution."

The wisdom of Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds United's head coach on life, the universe and everything

Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa has won widespread praise for ordering his players to let Aston Villa walk in an unopposed equaliser at Elland Road on Sunday.

But Bielsa's decision to give Villa a free run at the Leeds goal amid a row over United's opener isn't the first time that he has shown he is cut from a different cloth to most coaches. Here the Yorkshire Evening Post gathers together some of the best pearls of wisdom imparted by the Argentine during press conferences since he arrived at Elland Road.

"You're supposing we are superior and the opponent is inferior. It's better to demonstrate it than say it."

1. The wisdom of Bielsa

"You're supposing we are superior and the opponent is inferior. It's better to demonstrate it than say it."
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"If you lie to your son now, in order that he gets something from artificial strength, you will resolve the problem for only that day. Instead of strengthening him you will have weakened him."

2. The wisdom of Bielsa

"If you lie to your son now, in order that he gets something from artificial strength, you will resolve the problem for only that day. Instead of strengthening him you will have weakened him."
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"I have the intention of giving an answer that isn't an excuse but I can't betray common sense."

3. The wisdom of Bielsa

"I have the intention of giving an answer that isn't an excuse but I can't betray common sense."
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"If the river has too much water in it, you have to consider the reasons why."

4. The wisdom of Bielsa

"If the river has too much water in it, you have to consider the reasons why."
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