Jesse Marsch: We’re moving in the right direction

Jesse Marsch: We’re moving in the right direction

Head coach on Brentford draw.

Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch spoke to the media following Sunday’s draw with Brentford.

The Whites and Bees played out a 0-0 draw at Elland Road in the Premier League, with Marsch’s side preventing Thomas Frank’s outfit, who were unbeaten in eight ahead of the game, from having a shot on target.

The Leeds head coach believes his side are making good progress as the halfway point in the season was reached.

He said: “First the group is disappointed because they really felt that they played well and they wanted to be rewarded with the points.

“But for me, I've been really focusing on the performances, the tactical clarity, the individual confidence and for me it's clear, it's very clear that we're moving in the right direction.

“There were maybe a few moments where we had a little bit of an advantage in the attacking third and maybe a clever little combination, or being a little bit more cleaner quality in the last third was the difference from getting three points out of that match.

“But we were very stable defensively on set pieces, very stable.

“Brentford like to play a lot of long balls, they like to play in the opponents end, put balls in the box and to create a lot of set piece situations.

“We talked about how we failed ourselves in the last match at Brentford and even in moments when we thought we had to control the match, we didn’t and Brentford were just waiting to hit us on the counter.

“Today, we had a big control of the match and if we were a little bit sharper in the last third, it would’ve been a win.

“It was a strong performance from a lot individuals, so a big positive for me.”