BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Marcelo Bielsa wanted to take the blame after clashing with Millwall’s coaching staff in the closing stages of today’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United.
The Leeds head coach stormed into the home technical area when they were slow to give the ball back to the visitors in the closing minutes with Jed Wallace’s goal on course to claim all three points for the South Londoners.
But Jack Harrison rifled United back onto level terms in the 90th minute.
Lions manager Neil Harris had to be led away at the full-time whistle.
Both parties had calmed down by the time it came to the post-match press conferences.
Bielsa said: “I take responsibility for this situation because I’m in football longer than my colleague [Harris]. If you win or you lose, it means a lot for us. Sometimes we behave in a way and then after, we lament our behaviour.
“I have the obligation not to behave like this and I shouldn’t allow myself to behave like this. When you get more experienced, you should moderate your behaviour. That is why I apologise.”
Harris, when asked about the flashpoint, said: “It’s football. We should give the ball back quicker and we don’t want to because we are 1-0 up with two minutes to go.
“They got excited when they scored. I spoke to Marcelo downstairs and there is no problem.”