Argentine journalist Gustavo Hector Lopez hit out at Leeds United and manager Marcelo Bielsa after the 2-1 win against Manchester City on Saturday.

Stuart Dallas bagged two goals from Leeds’ only two shots of the match at the Etihad – and that has led to some criticism from South America.

ESPN Argentina journalist Lopez took to his Twitter account to blast Leeds for celebrating their win against Man City because they only had two shots at goal.

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He said: “Two shots on goal, two goals. Hahaha! And they go out to celebrate! LOL!”

Lopez also mocked Bielsa, suggesting that all the past criticism about the former Argentina manager was thrown out of the window due to the result.

He added; “They throw away everything they said in the last 20 years! LOL! Divine.”

That wasn’t Lopez’ only criticism of Leeds and Bielsa as he also took aim at those who are fans of the Elland Road boss – Bielsistas.

On Instagram, Lopez wrote: “Bielsa is crack! The problem is the Bielsistas!”

Argentinean news outlet La Nacion also reporting Lopez as saying: “I always want the Argentines to win. I like Bielsa, I don’t like Bielsistas.”

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We’re not sure who Lopez is but given the fact he’s verified on Instagram and has over half a million followers on Twitter, we’d imagine the outspoken journalist is quite popular in Argentina.

It seems that Bielsa is someone who might divide opinion a bit in his home nation and that’s potentially due to how much the 65-year-old failed to impress in his stint as the Argentina manager between 1998 and 2004.

In the 2002 World Cup, Argentina were knocked out of the group stages with England and Sweden both finishing above them despite Bielsa having a star-studded team that boasted Javier Zanetti, Diego Simeone, Juan Sebastian Veron, Gabriel Batistuta, Hernan Crespo and Pablo Aimar.

It seems Lopez probably still has a bitter feeling about Bielsa due to this as his Argentina team definitely should have done a lot better than they did, losing to England and drawing with Sweden in their group. They also only just beat Nigeria 1-0 in Japan.

Bielsa’s popularity outside of Leeds doesn’t really matter to us, anyway.

Whether he’s loved or loathed, we all know where we stand with El Loco, who is undoubtedly the best manager we’ve seen at Elland Road in a very, very long time.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has dropped a major hint that this player is close to signing a new deal.


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