Leeds United individual errors slammed as pundit defends Jesse Marsch
Leeds United are winless in eight Premier League matches and manager Jesse Marsch has come under pressure as a result of the poor form.
There have been signs that positive results are close with a very good all-round performance at home to Arsenal unfortunate to go unrewarded but too many individual errors have cost the Whites.
Marsch can’t do a great deal about these errors, though, and former Leeds player turned pundit Tony Dorigo has leapt to his defence subsequently.
“I feel for Marsch because there’s no way they didn’t work on set pieces during the week,” he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post. “There’s just no way they didn’t work out how to pick up Mitrovic.
“Marsch doesn’t tell Rodrigo to do crazy cross-field passes. The players are making those individual errors and during a game, there’s nothing a manager can do about that.
“It’s a similar story with the chances being squandered in front of goal. We’re underperforming as a group and looking at what we’ve got, in terms of talent, we just aren’t showing what we’re capable of.
“I think back to the Chelsea game, the second half against Arsenal, parts of the first half against Crystal Palace, and that’s where we can see what we can do. But we’re not showing it anywhere near enough at present.”
On the brink
Leeds United have just three games to go before the Premier League takes a month-long break for the Qatar World Cup and those matches could be the deciding factor in Marsch’s future at Elland Road.
Three wins and suddenly there is a very different feel around the entire club but no win at all would surely spell the end of his tenure at Thorp Arch.
Unfortunately for the American manager, two of those matches are against Liverpool and Manchester City who would beat any Whites side 99 times out of 100 at the moment.
So any point from either game would be a very good result despite the indifferent form Liverpool are in but the key game has to be against Bournemouth in between.
Failure to beat Gary O’Neill’s Cherries would be simply unforgivable for Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani so would therefore surely see Marsch sent packing from his post.
In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared an update regarding who could potentially replace Marsch at the helm if he is sacked.