Leeds United have to 'get on with it' in relegation fight - Tony Dorigo
Things are beginning to look desperate for Leeds United as they fight to stay in the Premier League with just three games to go this season.
Jesse Marsch and his side will welcome Chelsea to Elland Road on Wednesday (11 May) needing to get a result with time running out to drag themselves back out of the drop zone after defeat at Arsenal saw them fall into the mire.
Ex-Whites player Tony Dorigo wants the Leeds players to follow the American coach’s example and start taking responsibility for their performances at such a testing time.
I agree with Jesse Marsch when he says it’s not the time to start pointing fingers,” Dorigo wrote in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“That’s easy to do but I don’t see how it will help Leeds at this point. We have injuries, we now have a costly suspension, so get on with it.
“Whoever is left, Leeds have to galvanise and do the best they possibly can and the day of reckoning will come at the end of the season.
Lots of things will have to be looked over and lots of lessons will have to be learned but, at the moment, that’s not what we need.
“What we need now is absolutely everyone pulling together and really believing that we can get out of this.”
At such a difficult time for the football club, we need to be entirely united as our name suggests we are to have any chance of keeping our heads above water.
Everton have already proven how a highly passionate fanbase can suddenly turn bad fortunes around and that is exactly what we need to do.
The Evertonians aren’t any more passionate about their club than we are ours but they have acted that little bit further recently and we need to respond in a big way.
When Chelsea come to Yorkshire on Wednesday, we need to be louder than we have been all season and not get on the backs of the players if things don’t entirely go our way.
We have to remember that the Blues are up in third, despite their dip in form over the past few weeks, and they will still be favourites but we can take them on and win if we all pull in the same direction.