O'Leary praises troops

Last updated : 22 February 2002 By
Kevin Hofland
O'Leary stated, "I'm disappointed, but pleased. It's nice to be able to pick from almost full strength and to get our best team out and that helps.

"Although the Champions League has always been our priority we want to win this competition because it would be good to pick up a trophy. PSV proved they are a good side so it's going to be a huge game next week to see who's going through to the next round.

"An away goal would have put us in the driving seat but it's not too disappointing because I feel we can score goals at any time at home. I always knew this was going to be a very tight game between two very good sides and that is how it turned out," he added.

"I thought we got back to the form people expect of us and that was all down to the players we had available and the fact that we could put out the team we wanted. We created some good chances and on the whole I thought the performance was a huge improvement."

Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn added, "We played very well and were unlucky not to score later on as we had a few chances.

"I made two saves early on but after that I didn't have another one to make. The back four were magnificent and the four in midfield also worked very hard."
Leeds have now been installed as favourites to win the competition.