"I would accept any sanction the club takes against me and any sanction the federation takes against me, and also the judgement of Derby County". I am responsible for it.
"There are some decisions I need to give, it doesn't matter if it is legal or not".
He said: "I understand (Derby manager) Frank Lampard is angry because he thinks I'm someone who is cheating".
Leeds United have pledged to remind manager Marcelo Bielsa of the integrity and honesty which are the foundations that the club is built on, after it emerged that he had sent a spy to Derby County's training ground ahead of their clash on Friday night. I don't involve the club in it because I didn't ask the club for permission.
"Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifications for the World Cup with Argentina".
"We have been doing it publicly". Leeds is managed by Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, who is known for his meticulous planning and attention to detail. The club have "formally apologised' to their Championship counterparts, whilst the Football Association are continuing to investigate the matter".
"He's admitted it, so I don't think there'll be any further action - but we had a guy in the bushes before we played Leeds earlier this season, and we lost 4-1".
"The man was asked to leave but it wasn't followed up like it was this time".
"On a sportsman's level, it's bad".
"Talking about "I did it somewhere else, it's fine" - that doesn't work for me".
"It's disrupted our build-up to this game". The only thing I'm going to apologise for is to have contaminated a football game with this subject.
"To sum up I am the only one responsible and I must respect the country I am in".
The incident has been referred to the FA and they are set to launch an investigation into it, especially since there was a disruption caused in the Derby training ground that ended up involving the police.
Gary Neville, former Manchester United player and England assistant coach, has criticised the press for taking the moral high ground in the debate, recalling times when journalists would send spies to watch England train at global tournaments and publish tactics, effectively doing the opposition's preparation for them. Then, after the final whistle, the Leeds manager refused the opportunity to say that he would not do the same thing again.