The Whites have been missing their first-choice striker Patrick Bamford for the majority of this season owing to injury and Roberts is among the players Bielsa has deployed in the centre-forward role.


Even while having a natural striker in Joe Gelhardt at his disposal, Bielsa opted to bring on Roberts as a centre-forward in Leeds’ 3-0 Premier League loss away at Everton at the weekend and the Welshman struggled to make an impact, resulting in criticism from the Whites fans.



Bielsa conceded that criticism aimed at Roberts from the Leeds fans is justified as they are only pointing fingers at him based on their evaluation of his performances and are right to expect better from all the players.


However, the Argentine added that it is up to him to get more out of his players and stressed it is necessary for him to take even more responsibility.



Asked about criticism aimed at Roberts, Bielsa told a press conference: “I see the same things that the fans do.


“I think that what they ask of him is always justified, what they are claiming, they are based on evaluating the player that plays and giving him a qualification, if the qualification is not positive, they demand another option.



“That happened with Bamford and [Daniel] James with Rodrigo in his moment and now with Tyler so I have to admit or accept or the claims.


“Of course, I am always subject to external evaluation and I always have self-criticism but evidently it is not sufficient and it is necessary that I take on more responsibility than I did before, I don’t imagine how to do it.”


With Bamford still on the road to recovery, it remains to be seen whether Bielsa will give Gelhardt a chance in the striker’s role ahead of Roberts when Leeds host arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday.