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Bielsa's here - team news?
Bamford won't play. Phillips has chances of being able to do so.

Bamford issue?
Problem in his ankle we informed previously. Recovery is subject to the evolution of the injury. If I anticipated a date it would not be because I have arguments to do so. The evolution we have to control is on the day to day.

Phillips late fitness test?
Like I said, he has possibilities to mplay and we will decide between today, tomorrow and Saturday

Raphinha
There's no doubt it's a short turnaround. The options he has to participate on Saturday depends on whether he plays this final game tonight, how many minutes he plays, how he finishes the game after participating, how efficient the rest he can have in the next 36 hours is, considering a third of those hours will be spent flying. If there is any risk that fatigue can cause injuries we won't risk it. So many aspects to consider I can't offer certainties either way.

Importance of having that first win
Every game we play for three pooints which are indispensable for us. The reality of the opponent does not condition our game. Have to analyse a lot of aspects in the opposition's form. Their previous opponents, evaluation of their draws. All things puyt together decide the points you have. The effect of having won against Watford. We will verify when we have to measure the performance against Southampton.

Ayling, Summerville, Koch and Forshaw

Koch is in the USA for simple procedure on his problem in the pubis. Ayling is at the halfway stage of the process of his recovery. Forshaw is available again and Summerville also.

How do you see the game? Hasenhuttl sees pressure
When you describe a game in the PL, there's always a level of difficulty in all of them. The games are always very difficult. Some games are more than difficult. Impossible to say before the game. What we are absolutely sure of is Southampton are going to be very difficult to overcome. You can interpret that as a declaration very formal or evaluate what type of opponent Southampton is. How they solve some difficult games they have played, for example against Man city. You see what I am commenting has a lot of basis in reality. Apart from that it's very difficult for someone to think we can interpret a game as accessible before having played it.


Radrizzani calls for fairer PL - how more determined are you when you see inequalities in finances?
The situation surrounding the acquisition of Newcastle, the analysis around it has no novelties. Perhaps some positive things, but all the negative things being said have two big ways of being observed. First of all: they have already happened and they are happening right now. Secondly: there are rules established to avoid the damaging consequences an operation of this type can have. My opinion has no importance. Talking about something that repeats itself. Negative consequences, rules prevent them. What should be analysed, the media illustrate to the public, the administration of the industry to protect it - what should be analysed is what I've just said. What's allowed and what's prevented is actually prevented. If the rules that prevent the negative consequences are being applied. You have answers to everything I have said. You have answers not discussable. Any response you have will be linked to the rules that are above all these questions. As a result, I consider it makes no sense to manifest because you should have an opinion, first of all when it corresponds to the job. This is not a case where I give my opinion. Secondly, when there's a space in the rules to make a contribution from my optic for the design of the rules. None of this is happening. There's rules and the realities already implemented. From there on there is no sense for me to have an opinion.

Change in the strength of the league?
It's the best league in the world without a doubt. The best players are here. A group of great coaches here also. Even if the world has a lot of good players not here, here there are a lot of good players playing. Organisation of the competition is unique. What the public signifies for the English spectacle is a contribution to the spectacle. Does not happen anywhere else in such a high proportion. Everything I have said, everyone says it, nothing new. Something more: important - within this globalised scenario, English football has managed an expression of players not had in a long time. Quality and quantity, as well as results. All of that needed by a great Egnlish coach. All confirmed by the achievements. How could you improve such a structure. Of course, there are things to improve. I do not have clear whether the level is better this year than last. Sincerely, it's difficult to notice those changes.

International break useful?
The international break as it can't be another way, generates unbalances in teams. The coaches: we are looking for administer of the group so it's equal around the same level. For every team half of the team or 2/3s going with their national teams. Compared to those who are left, increases the minutes of those who go away and decreses those left. Have to balance that. To describe this interruption as beneficial would not be fair, but does not jeopardise. Try to harmonise thism, but hard to think of growth apart from individual growth of each player. Those with two weeks of pause can improve. Very difficult to form a team or a line of a team.

Does not apply to our reality. I have been here plenty of years now and had plenty of time. Sure there are teams who have difficulties. Have to value the desire of the players to represent their countries. Players who play with their national teams don't play for money, but their countries.


Dallas?

He's available.

Under-20s at Chesterfield?

Always good to see your players with the best of that age group. Even more so with Cresswell and Gelhardt in the age above. Those at Chesterfield against Italy was a strong team. saw the players of Leeds as the rest of the national team.

Raphinha - benefits of his psychology will outweigh the physical efforts?
Impossible to give a response. Very interesting what you ask me. I can give you two responses.

Football is a state of your mood. Tiredness muscular affects performance. Puts players at risk of injury. Both things are true.

Score more goals soon?
I don't think it depends on Patrick. We construct our offensive game in a collective manner. Of course, having a player to convert the chances increases the possibility of more goals. You ask me if it woriees me: I say yes. I would like we created more chances at goal and increase efficiency. Both things have a margin for improvement and of course if Patrick were here we would enjoy the contribution he makes. In a parallel way we are ready to be at the same level for games he is not there.
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Talks about Injuries
Newcastle takeover
Concern about creativity and scoring efficiency
Raph and his fitness concerns
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Raph should be excluded end of. If we need to rely on him against the likes of a s**t Southampton side then Bielsa knows we have big problems. Even contemplating using him at any stage is just ludicrous even if Rapha says himself he's ok to play. He will need a rest and that should be the end of it.

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