Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch reflects on his teams poor showing v Leicester
Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has reacted to his teams horrific showing against Leicester on Thursday evening, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat.
The Whites were second-best in every position on the pitch against a second-class Leicester outfit and questions are now being raised over Marsch’s leadership.
Marsch admitted that his focus was on “stopping the bleeding” of his team moving forward and that he feels fully backed by the Leeds hierarchy.
“In that moment I am disappointed and trying to figure out what I am going to say to the team. My focus is on stopping the bleeding,” said Marsch as quoted by BBC Sport.
“I know I am supported by the club, we are totally unified. No-one is happy about this defeat. I am as angry as I have ever been.
“One of the things I saw before I came was the way the board supported Marcelo [Bielsa] all the way for many years. I have felt that same support from everyone.
“When a team goes through a bad spell the manager is the first one to be questioned about whether he is doing the right things.
“But we are together. We had to fight our way out of it last year and we have to stay focused.”
Time is ticking for Marsch at Elland Road and it’s starting to feel like he may be just one bad result away from an early exit this season.
The Whites looked out of ideas on Thursday evening and were outplayed by a poor Leicester side who are lingering in the relegation zone.
Marsch made four changes to his side on the night, nevertheless, it didn’t work and the Whites’ “plan b” looks to be faltering too.
The American tactician continues to come out and claim he has the backing of the Leeds Hierarchy which makes it seem like he doesn’t the more he goes on about it.
These poor performances mixed with bad results simply cannot continue if Leeds has any aspirations this season, something needs to change.
Angry fans have the right to question Marsch’s leadership at the club, he’s done little to convince them that he can take the team to the next level.
No one is happy at the moment, the tactics of Marsch aren’t working and his pressing style machine isn’t clicking with his first-choice players.
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