Jesse Marsch angry at Leeds United as World Cup break starts
Jesse Marsch has stated his anger at Leeds United’s loss to Spurs last weekend but has drawn many positives from the Premier League season so far.
The American boss has experienced a rollercoaster few weeks in the dug-out after overturning a two-goal deficit in their victory against Bournemouth before throwing away a 3-2 lead in the defeat to Spurs.
Although Marsch’s men have climbed to 15th in the table, they remain just two points above the relegation zone and are set to invest in the squad in the January transfer window to solidify their position in the mid-table.
Taking to Twitter, Marsch reflected on Saturday’s result before outlining the areas his side needs to improve on during the six-week World Cup winter break.
He stated: “Still angry about how we let it slip yesterday – it’s not how we wanted to finish before the break. But with a bit of time to reflect, there have been so many positives this season and there’s so much more to come.
“The young players have progressed well and will benefit from this break to work on lots of areas of their game before we’re back as a group to improve defensively and in every phase of the game.”
Catch your breath
For Leeds fans, the World Cup is an opportunity to relax and sip on a glass of wine following a breathless few weeks at Elland Road.
In their last four Premier League game, The Whites games have seen a mammoth 22 goals scored. The 3-2 and 4-3 losses to Fulham and Spurs were split by two huge wins against Liverpool and Bournemouth, but this expansive style of play is surely not sustainable.
With Bamford out injured once again, pressure has fallen on the likes of Rodrigo and Crysencio Summerville to step up and fire in the goals to match those they have been conceding.
But the numbers that these two have posted are unlikely to continue at such a rate in the new year, so the investment is required in forward areas in the January window.
Marsch is clearly using the tools at his disposal to great effect, using the midweek EFL Cup tie against Wolves to try out numerous young stars, including Sonny Perkins, but Marsch needs some leaders to help get rid of the soft underbelly which Leeds United have shown of late.
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