By Daniel Feliciano

12th May, 2022 | 11:40am

Gabriel Agbonlahor criticises Jesse Marsch for Leeds United motivational tactics

Gabriel Agbonlahor has criticised Leeds manager Jesse Marsch for his motivational tactics, saying the players already know they need to win games.

The Whites fell into the relegation zone after defeat to Arsenal at the weekend, trailing Everton by one point having played a game more and behind Burnley on goal difference.

Marsch spoke about using speeches from famous historical figures to motivate the players, but speaking on the talkSPORT breakfast show [May 11, 9:23am] Agbonlahor ridiculed the idea and admitted he’d have laughed if a coach tried that with him during his playing days.

“I think the players that I played with and myself would probably start laughing to be honest,” he said.

“You know when you’re laughing and you’re tapping your mate under the table and they’re laughing as well. I think they know they need to win games, they know they can inspire themselves.

“They don’t need things like that, come on. Not for me. The players wouldn’t have it, no way.”

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It makes absolutely no difference to Agbonlahor how the Leeds squad are finding motivation, and this crusade against the boss continues because he’s American.

Everything he seems to do that’s a little bit different is being attributed to the fact he’s from across the pond and it’s being used as a stick to beat him with for absolutely no reason at all.

It was Jack Harrison that first mentioned it publicly and he wouldn’t have done so if the player’s weren’t enjoying what was happening.

As it stands they need all the help they can get and if that involves some divine intervention and a bit of mental gymnastics then so be it.

The fans won’t care whatsoever if the club end up staying in the Premier League at the end of the season, and neither should Agbonlahor or anyone else that isn’t involved with the club.

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