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Leeds United: Pundit identifies issue for Jesse Marsch

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Journalist Adam Pope has claimed Jesse Marsch’s recent comments aren’t going down well and may have upset the Leeds United faithful.

Leeds were in poor form before Marcelo Bielsa was sacked from the club, February was his last month in charge and his side broke the record in the Premier League for the most goals conceded in a calendar month (20), which was consequently enough to get him sacked.

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Marsch recently spoke in an interview after the 4-0 thumping against Manchester City and was celebrating the Leeds United crowd for how loud they were, despite losing heavily.

Adam Pope spoke on Off The Ball via MOT Leeds News and claimed that his comments have not gone down very well at all with the Leeds faithful, as they could potentially slip into the bottom three at the weekend.

“It’s mixed to be quite honest. Some of the quotes aren’t going down well, and some of the antics aren’t going down well. At the end of the [City] game, and I couldn’t quite believe my own eyes as well, that he was sort of celebrating as if it was a win, and he basically came in and said it felt like a win, even though it’s crazy to say,” he said.

“I sort of knew what he was getting at in terms of the way the crowd behaves, but some of the things he’s said have really rubbed people up the wrong way. There are Leeds fans and Yorkshire folk who don’t take to well to it, and would rather little was said at this point.”

TIF Thoughts on Pope’s comments…

Marsch lost his first two games in charge as Leeds United manager, and things were not looking good, but he recently turned things around and went five games unbeaten in the Premier League, before losing emphatically at the weekend against City.

Unfortunately for Marsch, the sides around them have started to pick up form, Everton have recently beat Chelsea and Manchester United and then Burnley have won three on the bounce, following the sacking of Sean Dyche.

It does not look good for Leeds, because if Everton win their game in hand then Marsch’s side would sit in the bottom three with four games to go. So, there will be a lot of pressure heading into the dying stages of the season for the American coach to pull off results.

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