Roy Keane makes 'pressure' admission on Leeds United's performances under Jesse Marsch
Roy Keane has claimed that Jesse Marsch has got to “get some results” with Leeds United, regardless of their performance levels.
The American has come under mounting pressure in recent weeks because of his side’s inconsistent performances throughout the campaign, with the Whites still looking for their first Premier League win since November – a 4-3 triumph over Bournemouth.
Marsch praised his side for their performance levels in their last match against Aston Villa, despite the defeat and former Manchester United midfielder believes that is not enough to escape the pressure.
Speaking on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday [22 January] ahead of Leeds’ crucial game with Brentford, he said: “The performances have been okay but we know the industry these managers are in, the pressure, you have to get some results.
“We know the way Leeds are going to play today – they’re going to be up and at them, running with enthusiasm and energy with great support behind them – but you need results.
“You see where they are in the table at the moment, it’s tough going, and it’s a big, big game for Leeds today because Brentford, they’ve obviously been having a great season, great to watch so looking forward to it. Leeds have got to back up the so-called really great performances with some results.”
Pressure is on
Keane is right, the performance levels of the Whites simply won’t get them results.
This is indeed a results business that Marsch is failing to accumulate right now, which means the scrutiny and pressure surrounding his position will rightfully remain.
The American boss has a talented squad at his disposal and is clearly being backed in the window with two signings already been made, and no win since November simply isn’t good enough.
The next few weeks will be incredibly crucial for Marsch and his men, or they could well find themselves in yet another relegation debacle which the Leeds board will be very disappointed about.
The Premier League isn’t a performance business, but a result one. How will Marsch look to improve his side’s form?
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