Marcelo Bielsa admits sending spy to Derby County training

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The Football Association will now launch an investigation, and Lampard was absolutely livid with the lack of fair play shown by his opposite number. "For me it's hard to accept that my behaviour was unacceptable", Bielsa told Sky Sports after the match.

Bielsa has admitted to it, what is your feeling on it? "I don't believe it is fine on that level".

"It's disrupted our build-up to this game".

"So I think you look at all three of those games and you think, we can go away from home and play well and almost get a result against Chelsea and obviously win the other two games".

"I'm in a hard position because I want to draw a line between the performance and the bigger story of what happened".

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How did you become aware of the spy?

"The training stopped because the police came on the training ground, then it went away".

Derby County themselves have been dealt a major blow as forward Harry Wilson misses the game with a hip injury. So the person who is watching sees all of that. Then, after the final whistle, the Leeds manager refused the opportunity to say that he would not do the same thing again.

"I'm more inclined to think that they will lean towards that first".

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Bielsa, who has guided Leeds to the top of the Championship, has taken responsibility for the act, leading former Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews to claim the Argentinian has damaged his reputation.

"If I'm lucky enough to do well and travel to another country I'll find out what the etiquette is in that country and abide by that". "I have a different point of view on it but the important thing is what Frank and Derby think".

"You need to have personality on the ball to keep playing against a team that makes it hard for you to play".

"I don't think we need to [make a complaint] because he's admitted it".

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. Obviously it's not just Derby County.

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"It is, of course, up to Derby County as to how they progress this matter but as of yet we have received no complaint or contact from the Club".