By Mark Smith

22nd Oct, 2022 | 10:10am

Phil Hay: Jesse Marsch pressure now into red zone at Leeds United

Phil Hay has insisted that Jesse Marsch has seen the pressure on his Leeds United job go into the red zone after the 2-0 defeat against Leicester.

The Athletic journalist admitted that the pressure has changed dramatically at Elland Road, with the board giving the American their backing right now.

Leeds welcome Fulham to West Yorkshire on Sunday 23rd October with three points desperately needed to change the balance of pressure on the players and manager.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Hay previewed his podcast with his verdict on the current situation at Elland Road.

“The pressure dial spun dramatically into the red zone on Thursday night,” he wrote. “We sat down to talk through everything – Marsch, the squad, the board, the season.”

Red Zone.

Lose to Fulham and Elland Road will simply erupt.

Leeds need to stand up and be counted, mainly starting by cutting out the shocking errors that we are seeing every single week in the Premier League.

Rodrigo’s wild pass against Arsenal and Marc Roca losing the ball at Leicester were just avoidable errors that cost you three points, or even one.

Marsch cannot help that, but he can select a smart side and not make weird changes and substitutions as he has done in recent weeks.

Elland Road can be toxic when things are not going well, but that will not happen during the game and they will be behind the lads all of the way – something they must re-pay.

That first goal will be vital, and if we can finally get that and push on for those three points, everything will start to look a lot rosier in West Yorkshire for Leeds and Marsch.

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