By Dan Carter

11th Nov, 2023 | 6:30pm

Steven Schumacher reveals Daniel Farke message to Plymouth dressing room after Leeds United win

Steven Schumacher has revealed that Daniel Farke entered the Plymouth dressing room following their defeat to Leeds United on Saturday 11 November.

The Whites were made to work in their 2-1 win at Elland Road, with first-half goals from Dan James and Joel Piroe ensuring that Ben Waine’s second-half strike was nothing more than a consolation goal for the away side.

The result sends Daniel Farke’s side into the November international break third in the Championship and eight points off of the automatic promotion places, but Argyle boss Schumacher revealed the German entered their changing room to praise the away side.

As quoted by Adam Pope (11 November) Schumacher said: “That atmosphere at the start of the game is one of the best I’ve ever heard. … Daniel (Farke) came in after the game and said we were a top side.”

Excellent result

It shouldn’t be a surprise to Leeds United supporters that Farke has once again been a class act as in his short period of time at Elland Road he has conducted himself excellently and the same was true against Plymouth on Saturday.

Plymouth came to Leeds with the intent of staying in the game, as many sides have at Elland Road this season and made it a very difficult afternoon for the Whites, even if for large periods it felt as though it was one-way traffic towards Michael Cooper’s goal.

For the closing stages of the game, Argyle really put Farke’s side to the sword and had they had a bit more cutting edge to their attacking play, they could well have stolen a point and made Leeds regret their own wasted chances.

Had Piroe or Georginio Rutter had their shooting boots on, the Whites could have been home and dry in the first half of the game, but the away side never gave up and ensured that Farke and his side had to work extremely hard to take all three points.

It is a testament to Leeds that they still managed to find a way to take all three points on Saturday, especially as that is a habit that teams pushing for automatic promotion places need to have.

In other Leeds United news, Mike Dean has suggested that the Whites should have conceded a penalty during their win over Plymouth