David Seaman shares verdict on Jesse Marsch's Leeds
Former Arsenal legend and Leeds fan David Seaman has shared his thoughts on two areas that the team have improved under Jesse Marsch.
The Whites were beaten in Marsch’s first game as manager since he replaced Marelo Bielsa, losing 1-0 to Leicester on Saturday afternoon to see them drop to two points above the relegation zone.
Seaman, who came through the Elland Road academy, was speaking on his ‘Seaman Says podcast‘ and said that his side were ‘a lot better’ and were ‘unlucky to lose’.
“They were a lot better at the weekend,” he said.
“Stronger defensively and creating chances – they always create chances but they were unlucky to lose.”
Leeds created better goalscoring chances in the game than their opponents, outdoing them by 1.97xG compared to 0.34xG but still ended up suffering defeat.
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There were clear changes between the two managerial regimes despite only four days of training between the games.
Seaman saw what many of us did, a better defensive structure at the back and a just as organised and dangerous attacking unit going forward.
Daniel James and Raphinha in particular missed a couple of big chances and in the end it was a finely taken goal by Harvey Barnes that cost them a point but there were largely encouraging signs for fans to take into the future games.
The team now need to find their goalscoring touch once again, with the imminent return of Patrick Bamford to the side sure to help that, while Kalvin Phillips’ return to action will be helpful too.
Marsch has shown positive signs and the fans are behind him, now he needs to deliver and the players must execute his plan to ensure safety in the top flight.
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