Jesse Marsch takes to Twitter to call on his underperforming Leeds team to “invest everything they have into our process” after being winless in SIX Premier League games… and admits he’s “finding it hard to to have patience’
- The Whites controversially lost 1-0 to Arsenal at Elland Road on Sunday
- Patrick Bamford missed a penalty, and another was drowned out later in the second half
- “It’s hard to be patient as a manager, I want to win every game,” said Marsch
- The last time Leeds won in the league was against Chelsea on August 21
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Leeds’ US manager Jesse Marsch has publicly called for his underperforming side to “invest everything they have into our process” amid the club’s winless six-game run in the Premier League, as he confesses it is “difficult.” is to have patience’.
The Whites suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday in an eventful match full of controversy. Patrick Bamford missed a chance to equalize from the spot and was given another penalty overturned during a review in a match delayed 40 minutes due to an electrical failure at Elland Road.
“It’s hard to be patient as a manager, I want to win every game,” Marsch tweeted Monday in response to his side’s latest defeat. ‘I ask the guys to invest everything they have in our process & each other. My experience is that they will benefit enormously from this mentality. We will no doubt get better, and I fully support these men!’
Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch leaves the field on Sunday out of frustration against Arsenal
A day after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat, the American tweeted his side ‘we are bound to get better’
Leeds’ Liam Cooper (L) comforts Rasmus Kristensen (R) after the Whites suffered another loss
After Sunday’s game resumed, Bukayo Saka broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when the England winger hit a slanted finish into the roof of the net after a pass from captain Martin Odegaard.
Leeds sent Patrick Bamford forward to start the second half and the change seemed inspired. The Englishman shoved the ball into the Arsenal goal within minutes, after which a push on Arsenal defender Gabriel was ruled out.
Under pressure from Leeds, Arsenal defender William Saliba conceded a penalty for handling in the area. Bamford stepped up, but sent the ball wide.
The home side continued to put pressure on the front-runners and appeared to have had another chance at the equalizer when referee Chris Kavanagh sent Arsenal’s Gabriel off the field for hitting Bamford and awarding another penalty in stoppage time.
Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game for Arsenal in the first half at Elland Road on Sunday
Patrick Bamford missed a penalty in the second half before another penalty was later cancelled
However, he overturned both the eviction and penalty award after viewing footage of the incident on the VAR monitor on the pitch.
Arsenal have now won nine of the club’s first ten league games. Manchester City lost 1-0 to Liverpool later on Sunday at Anfield to give The Gunners a four-point lead at the top.
However, the defeat put Leeds in 15th place, just one point from the relegation zone.
Marsch said he was “disappointed and frustrated” by the misfortune on his part and lack of acumen.
Marsch cut a frustrating figure from the sidelines after his side squandered several chances
The last time his side won in the league was at home to Chelsea (3-0) on August 21, which relieved Thomas Tuchel of his duties as manager of the Blues.
“This business is about collecting points and not just about appearances, but I think that was clearly an example of the way we can play,” Marsch said.
“We’ve had some games where we’ve been on top and the better team and we’re not finding ways to score the goals we deserve. We were better on the day, but we walk away with nothing. So again, we need to find ways to take the good stuff and let it add up to results.’
The Whites then face Leicester City (19th) in a crucial game to avoid the drop on Thursday, before taking on newly promoted Fulham (11th) on Sunday.