By Pranav Shahaney

12th Nov, 2022 | 6:40pm

Phil Hay: Leeds United faced fresh injury scare in first half v Tottenham Hotspur

Phil Hay saw Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen carrying a knock in the first half against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon which saw Spurs win 4-3.

The Whites took an early lead in the game and the Danish full-back, who is going to the World Cup, picked up a hefty knock.

However, that should not be too serious a concern for him as he laboured on and played in the second half as well.

Via Twitter, the Athletic journalist wrote, “Hefty knock for Kristensen who is one of those in the World Cup jeopardy boat. Carrying on though.”

Decent break

Jesse Marsch has done enough at Elland Road to save his job and we see no problems with the squad in terms of their belief in the manager.

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The players have responded well to his methods despite it being a tough patch and him being perhaps a game or two away from the boot.

However, that did not happen and the results and performances have drastically improved with a number of players performing at their best.

Hopefully, everyone not going to the World Cup utilises this break well and Victor Orta certainly needs to start planning for January.

A new striker is needed despite the recent increase in goals and Marsch cannot be left to face the brunt of an inefficient transfer strategy.

For Kristensen, he’s not had an ideal start to life at Leeds and he’s got to perform a lot better in the second half of the season.

In other Leeds United news, the club have now put up a first-team player on sale as they expect top EFL sides to make a move for him in January.