View: International break gives Leeds United perfect relegation boost
Leeds United are set for a massive boost as players from the Premier League flock to their home nations to report for international duty.
The break has come at the perfect time for Jesse Marsch and his players following their last gasp 3-2 win against Wolves last time out.
As reported by Yorkshire Evening Post, key duo Robin Koch and Raphinha are not reporting for duty for Germany or Brazil having tested positive for coronavirus.
The timing comes perfectly to allow the pair to rest and recover without missing any Whites matches before reporting back to Thorp Arch before the break is over.
It will also allow Patrick Bamford, Mateusz Klich, Diego Llorente and Illan Meslier to make work their way back to full fitness with all four being forced off the pitch through injury at the Molineux.
Kalvin Phillips will also be closing in on a return to action which will put Leeds in the best possible position ahead of the final eight games.
The international break gives Marsch a couple of weeks to extensively work with his players without any distractions ahead of a hugely important final stretch of the season.
This couldn’t have been timed any better if Leeds tried. The Whites look to have overcome the worst of their relegation fears in recent weeks having lifted themselves to seven points off the relegation zone.
Make no mistake, that still isn’t enough for Marsch and the players to down tools yet. They have to add to their tally of 29 points to guarantee their safety.
It does afford them the luxury of looking up the table rather than down though. They are just one point off 15th place Brentford and if they can put the Londoners between them and the relegation zone it would be another big step in the direction of safety.
Leeds will be fine. Marsch now has an interrupted couple of weeks to work with most of his players and really get the message across to them in terms of how he wants them to play.
In other Leeds United news, View: Stat shows the Whites were the third best team in Europe’s top five leagues v Wolves.