By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

28th Aug, 2022 | 3:10pm

Leeds manager Marsch praised by Graham Potter after Brighton defeat

Jesse Marsch has been praised for the “good job” he is doing at Leeds United by Brighton manager Graham Potter, after the two sides met on 27 August.

The Whites lost 1-0 to the Seagulls after Pascal Gross expertly finished past Illan Meslier in the 66th minute to grab all three points for the home tea.

However, after the game, the English manager was full of praise for the American manager in the opposite dugout and labelled Leeds as a “hard team to beat.” [Leeds Live]

He said: “Jesse’s done a really good job and they’re hard to play against.

“Leeds defend really well, they’re a really well-organised team.

“You can see from the game against Chelsea, fantastic.

“Their press, they’re so hard to play against, not easy to play through.”

Brighton v Leeds

The Whites, despite not performing to their best, especially in the first half, were resilient and proved difficult to beat on the day.

Brighton were made to work for all three points by a Leeds team that has enjoyed a strong and promising start to the season.

The Whites, who are still without striker Patrick Bamford amongst other absentees, had the larger percentage of possession and only had three fewer shots than the Seagulls.

However, Graham Potter’s team had double the shots on target than Jesse Marsch’s men and in the 66th minute proved to be more ruthless than their opposition.

They should have gone level if Diego Llorente was able to convert his guilt edge header late in the game, but he put his effort just wide of the post.

However, the Whites remain fifth in the league table, with seven points from four games and will now turn their focus to their match against Everton on 30 August.

In other Leeds news, Tottenham are reportedly interested in Dan James.