‘If we begin enjoying the blame sport, we’re screwed’: Jesse Marsch urges Leeds to not level the finger at one another because the Whites fall into the relegation zone after particular person errors value them in defeat to Arsenal
Leeds boss Jesse Marsch fears his crew are ‘screwed’ if they begin enjoying the blame sport after slipping into the relegation zone.
A 2-1 defeat at Arsenal noticed the Yorkshire aspect drop into the underside three – however Leeds had been there personal worst enemy as goalkeeper Illan Meslier’s enormous error allowed Eddie Nketiah to open the scoring earlier than Luke Ayling noticed a straight crimson card for an irresponsible problem on Gabriel Martinelli within the twenty seventh minute.
However Marsch insists his gamers cannot begin accusing one another if they’re to have any likelihood of efficiently preventing the drop.
Jesse Marsch says Leeds’ gamers should not begin blaming one another as they battle relegation
Goalkeeper Illan Meslier gifted Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah the opening objective in Leeds’ defeat
‘If we began enjoying the blame sport with gamers, we’re screwed,’ mentioned Marsch. ‘We have got to stay collectively and struggle for factors, it isn’t a time to level the finger.
‘We dug ourselves an enormous gap and made a troublesome job a lot, way more troublesome. However our resolve and struggle when the sport was extremely exhausting was superb.
‘The ironic factor was this was 500 video games for Luke, nevertheless it was a second of poor judgement. He apologised to the group.
‘Younger goalkeepers could make errors, however the remainder of his sport was fairly good in the present day. We’re going to want him within the final three video games.’
Luke Ayling was then proven a straight crimson card for a unnecessary problem on Gabriel Martinelli
The Whites have slipped into the Premier League relegation zone following their defeat
On whether or not Leeds can keep away from relegation, Marsch added: ‘I do (imagine we will keep up). We’ve to remain optimistic, keep robust and forage on. The main target is absolutely on Chelsea to organize for a key sport.’
In the meantime, Mikel Arteta believes his gamers are exhibiting they won’t crack below the stress of the top-four race as Arsenal head into Thursday’s essential North London Derby.
The Gunners had been compelled to endure a nervy finale in opposition to Leeds and in addition needed to journey out an anxious ending within the win at West Ham final weekend.
Mikel Arteta believes his Arsenal gamers won’t crack below the stress of the top-four race
And Arteta believes these experiences bode nicely for his crew as they head into this week’s conflict at Tottenham – the place victory will safe Champions League qualification.
‘We’re discovering methods to win matches, below stress to play in entrance of our individuals is credit score to them. We’re getting higher and coping with it as a result of we’re profitable matches,’ mentioned Arteta.
‘Hopefully it isn’t nearly dealing with the nerves however once you take a look at the opposite video games you see plenty of that as a result of now could be the defining second when a objective can change an entire season and that performs on the again of the thoughts.’