Despite that, according to Cross, Leeds manager Marsch ‘hasn’t pulled any punches’ with regards to Summerville and has been demanding even more from the youngster.
Taking to Twitter, the journalist explained: “Marsch hasn’t pulled any punches with his comments on Summerville since last Saturday. Repeatedly pointed out where he needs to up his game and improve around Thorp Arch. Even called him out in a team meeting this week.”
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Cross backed up his claim in an article for LeedsLive about Marsch, who had spoken about his treatment of the Dutchman behind the scenes at Thorp Arch this week.
Indeed, the American said: “I said in front of the group, I said, I’m watching him [Summerville]. I told him in front of the group I’m watching him now and I’m going to stay on top of him even more.
“We have to make sure there’s no slipping back and we’re only going forward from here. He’s had a really good training week.”
It’s an interesting management technique, but Marsch evidently feels as though he can get the best out of the young winger by putting a little more pressure on his shoulders.
We will likely see the outcome of all this at the weekend, as Summerville is likely to play again from the start with Luis Sinisterra now expected to be ruled out until after the World Cup with a foot injury.