Jesse Marsch admits to Leeds United after Chelsea defeat

Jesse Marsch admits to Leeds United after Chelsea defeat

Jesse Marsch admits to Leeds United after Chelsea defeat
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Leeds United have their backs against the wall in the relegation race, according to Jesse Marsch, after their 3-0 defeat against Chelsea all but secured Southampton’s fate.

On Wednesday night, Saints fans would have become temporary Chelsea fans as Thomas Tuchel’s side put up a professional performance to help his side prepare for the FA Cup final this weekend.

Furthermore, the Blues would have known that a win at Elland Road would have an impact on the relegation race.

Moreover, given the rivalry between the two teams, Chelsea supporters would have been happy to boost the chances of Leeds being relegated.

Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, and Romelu Lukaku scored goals, and Daniel James’ impulsive decision to incur a red card early in the game did just that.

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Southampton’s Premier League survival was all but assured, with a big goal difference swing of 18 required, as well as a pristine record from Leeds and two more defeats for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

With his ‘backs against the wall’ analogy in his post-match interview, even Leeds manager Marsch is well aware of the reality of the situation.

“Yes, it is quite large. It’s been like that for months. Our backs are against the wall right now, so Sunday is critical, and that is what we must focus on “, the American CEO stated.

“It wasn’t easy giving up the early goal, but I believed we were off to a fantastic start otherwise. The red card made things difficult for us once more.”

“The home fans was once again incredible, but our focus now is on doing everything we can to prepare for Sunday. We’re all devastated, but we’re focused.”

Leeds now require maximum points from their next two games against Brighton and Brentford to have a realistic chance of relegating Burnley or Everton, but Southampton only need one point against Liverpool or, more likely, Leicester to end the debate.

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