By Pranav Shahaney

21st Aug, 2022 | 6:10pm

Sky Sports pundit shares behind-the-scenes Jesse Marsch claim during Leeds United v Chelsea

Shaun Wright-Phillips has claimed that attackers do not like training under Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch in pre-season.

The former Manchester City player has worked under the American and has shared a behind-the-scenes insight as to how pre-seasons are under him during the game against Chelsea.

It involves a lot of movement and Marsch puts a lot of emphasis on touches which sees his teams play a brand of football that’s easy on the eye.

Speaking on Matchday Live, the Sky Sports pundit said, “His pre seasons are tough. I’ve worked with him. There are a lot of rondos. Attackers don’t like it.”

Works well

This Leeds side has started the season strongly and a lot of that has to do with how fit Marsch has made them over the last few months.

We’re delighted that the players worked extremely hard in pre season as they’re looking fitter than most teams in the Premier League.

Even in the first half of the Chelsea clash, they managed to outrun the Blues by 6 kilometres which is massive given the fact that they’re one of the best in the world.

Signing a new striker and a left-back will give them a good chance to finish in the top half and if not, even a comfortable mid-table finish will do.

Hopefully, Victor Orta goes into overdrive in the coming days and gets these two players over the line as soon as possible.

While Marsch may see Junior Firpo as his first choice, signing a backup who’ll challenge him for a place in the first team is very important.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could make a final push for an international striker after he was left out of his side’s matchday squad over the weekend.