Jesse Marsch has spoken effusively of his use of motivational quotes from the likes of Mahatma Gandhi to inspire his Leeds players but at the rate his side’s fortunes are spiralling, he would perhaps be wise to draw inspiration from Harry Houdini instead.
Rudyard Kipling’s legendary poem, If, discusses the importance of keeping your head when all around you are losing theirs but as the door on Leeds United’s Premier League status inches shut, the last four days show they are playing with an inverse mindset. Defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea should not ordinarily define a team’s Premier League survival chances but it is the nature of them which are concerning.
Written by Aaron Bower at Elland Road
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/may/11/leeds-united-chelsea-premier-league-match-report under the title “Chelsea stroll to victory and crank up pressure on 10-man Leeds”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.