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‘He can have his opinion’ - Jesse Marsch responds to Thomas Tuchel’s Leeds dig

The American tactician was in no mood to mince words post-match


Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch has provided his response to the subtle dig aimed at his side by Chelsea counterpart Thomas Tuchel on Sunday evening.

The Whites, of course, played host to Tuchel’s troops a short time ago.

The afternoon’s hosts headed into proceedings hoping to build on a positive start to the campaign, which had seen them rack up four points from a prior available six.

Even the most optimistic of Leeds supporters, though, could hardly have predicted what was set to come next.

A superb display ultimately culminated in the Yorkshire outfit emerging on the right side of a 3-0 scoreline, owing to strikes on the part of all of Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo Moreno, and Jack Harrison.

One individual, however, who did not appear overly impressed by Leeds’ efforts on Sunday, as alluded to above, comes in the form of Thomas Tuchel.

Speaking on the back of a hugely disappointing 90 minutes for his side, Chelsea’s boss was quick to attribute the result to the Blues’ shortcomings, rather than any particular excellence on the part of their hosts:

“We can play on a high level and today we lost track,” Tuchel began. “Everything was going well and I still believe we can win with this team in Leeds. I think it’s more our fault than anybody else’s credit.”

Aforementioned counterpart Marsch, though, is of an altogether different opinion.

When drawn on Tuchel’s comments during his own post-match press conference, Leeds’ American headmaster hit back, insistent that the Peacocks’ ‘way of playing dictated the match’:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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