The Leeds coach, Jesse Marsch, hopes he can win over the doubters after Sunday’s scintillating Premier League win in opposition to Chelsea. The American accepts he’s nonetheless unpopular amongst a few of Leeds’s diehard Marcelo Bielsa supporters after changing the Argentinian in February.
However the method of Leeds’s 3-0 win at Elland Highway can solely assist appease the sceptics. Marsch, whose facet sit third within the early-season desk, mentioned: “There may be in all probability nonetheless quite a lot of doubt in me. It’s OK. It’s regular. There are going to be people who like me and people who hate me. I simply need the group to play with love, ardour and perception.”
Bielsa’s legacy at Elland Highway can by no means be diminished after he guided the membership again to the highest flight, however Marsch’s blueprint was clearly in proof as targets from Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Jack Harrison left Chelsea floundering.
The previous New York Crimson Bulls, Salzburg and Leipzig head coach mentioned: “I do know the followers are so clever. I hope to see a bit of bit extra of what the techniques are and what we are attempting to perform.
“They realized prior to now with the way in which Marcelo favored to play, now they’re beginning to collect extra info what [my] techniques appear like. It’s an clever crowd and passionate. Successful all the time helps, however in some methods performances are extra essential.”
Marsch’s summer season signings Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Marc Roca had been among the many standout performers in a rampant group show in opposition to Chelsea. “We needed to construct match plans that included precisely what it means to play right here,” Marsch mentioned. “We did that with the gamers now we have added and now it’s coming collectively in quite a lot of alternative ways.
“This league retains you trustworthy each week, so you’ll be able to’t really feel too good about yourselves. We should always really feel optimistic and imagine, however now we have to maintain pushing and being hungry.”