Darren Lewis: Jesse Marsch within his right for over-the-top celebrations in Leeds United win v Chelsea
The Mirror’s Darren Lewis believes that Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch was well within his rights to run down the touchline and celebrate in his side’s 3-0 win over Chelsea.
The American ran down the touchline in an exuberate celebration after Brenden Aaronson’s opening goal against the West London side.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel produced something very similar in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 14 August.
Despite the attention surrounding Tuchel, Lewis feels the American’s antics were completely fine.
Talking on the talkSPORT GameDay Podcast [10:33, 22 August], Lewis said: “Why would he not [run down the line and jump in the air]?
“You’re scoring goals against the team that lifted the Champions League last year.
“They’re scoring goals against a club that they have no right to compete with, why should he not be delirious with joy if you’re able to do that? I definitely would!”
It’s fair to say that Tuchel’s antics against Tottenham were more over-the-top than Marsch’s celebrations and the Chelsea manager can have no complaints over the American’s conduct.
Leeds completely dominated Chelsea in what was one of the Yorkshire side’s best performances in recent memory.
If Marsch hadn’t celebrated in that way, then something would’ve been seriously wrong.
Sunday was a special day at Elland Road and the Whites’ start to the season has certainly shown a number of pundits up for their preseason predictions of Leeds.
Aaronson is proving to be a superb piece of business with the American clearly the type of player that Marsch wants in his team.
The high-pressing and direct forward passing is a style of play that suits the attacking midfielder and is certainly a style of play that gets the fans on side.
Elland Road will prove to be a tough place to come for every team in the Premier League if the performance and atmosphere from Sunday are replicated on a consistent basis.
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