Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa insists the buck stops with him and not Kiko Casilla.
The Spanish goalkeeper had a shocker against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Leeds slumped to a 2-0 defeat and Casilla should have done far better for Sammy Ameobi’s opener.
The loss was Balsa’s fourth in five games and the Championship heavyweights have now taken just nine points from a possible 30.
To make matter worse, Leeds were 11 points clear of third 10 games ago.
Bielsa’s faltering side now find themselves a point adrift of leaders West Brom.
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Despite pressure beginning to build on the Argentine, he refused to deflect the blame.
“When you analyse football, you cannot analyse it without mistakes,” he said.
“If it was a mistake, maybe this provokes the goal, but this mistake doesn’t provoke the defeat.
“When you analyse the defeat have more conditions.
“I insist one argument: honestly, I believe our resources are better than theirs.
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“So, I am not going to take decisions that focus the responsibility on some players.
“I am forced to take decisions through analysis, but also when you take one decision this has to change the reality in a positive way.
“It is necessary to find the problems and not make wrong decisions in the solutions you propose.
“There are, in general, there are solutions the team needs and I am not getting that yet.
“Continue with the first question: if you make a comparison between tonight and what was happening, tonight is worse because in attack we created five chances and not 15. Clearly, I cannot ignore my responsibility.”
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