Leeds: Marsh blames Bilsa’s training methods for repeated injuries

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Marcelo Bielsa’s successor on the Leeds bench, American coach Jesse Marsh, felt the Argentine methods had burned out his players.

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After a rough start in the Premier League, Jesse Marsh saw the sunrise. Leeds are not yet out of the woods in the race to retain (Burnley, 18th on 9 points behind Peacock, two games to play), but the team remains on four games without a loss, including three wins.

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A fine record for an American coach, who arrived at the bedside of an ailing team in late February, was cut short by the lengthy injuries of the team’s metronome Calvin Phillips and his striker Patrick Bamford. On talkSPORT, Marsh attributed this to BLSA’s extremely intense training sessions.

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“The injury problem, to me, has a lot to do with the training method,” he said. These players were over-trained and because of this they were in a terrible state physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically, which was difficult to recover from week after week, match-to-match. It showed on his face. Some of them were already at their maximum after fifteen minutes of play.”

Jesse Marsh said he inherited a team that was under a lot of pressure and prone to adopting “bad habits” that were difficult to break. However, he praised the culture that BLSA was able to instill in the players: “They understand the club, the city, the supporters. They are incredible men. Honestly, our professional team has less ego than our football team.” . Under 23.”

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