Man City vs Leeds United – the clash of the best team in the world against the best club in the world, according to the American manager.
What did Jesse Marsch say?
Both sides meet in the PL on Saturday with very different goals – Leeds United are fighting against relegation while Manchester City are battling the Reds for the title. Jesse admits this will be a huge test for his side, but feels that Leeds United have certain advantages they can use against Guardiola’s player.
Jesse Marsch, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Saturday, said they were obviously excited for the big match. According to Jesse they believe that this is the best team in the world against the best club in the world. So they can decide who it is. Marsh thinks this is the ultimate test, maybe the ultimate test, and he’s very honest when he says he thinks they are the best team in the world.
A little about the topic
Leeds United are unbeaten in their last five games but remain only five points above the bottom three with five games to go. They stunned Manchester City 2-1 at Etihad Stadium last season but were stunned 7-0 in PL earlier this campaign. Jesse said that they will have to be very clear about what their tactics are for the day, what strategies they have for the day and they need to find opportunities to not just be passive throughout the match.
Because it happens that way, they can push the teams so hard with the ball and then – with their counter pressure – they just suffocate the teams, they have to be confident and better with the ball, and then they have to understand the moments when strategically they can still be aggressive. According to Jesse Marsch, it’s not easy, a huge challenge, but he hopes that on that day they can use their crowd and find ways to find advantages and see if they can fight for the result.