Alexi Lalas hails ‘incredible’ Jesse Marsch for making Leeds ‘a team everyone wants to see’ after their thrilling 3-0 win over Chelsea – and says American influence means ‘so many’ American fans watch her play
- Leeds United have seven points to their name from three EPL appearances so far
- Last weekend’s shock victory over Chelsea sang Jesse Marsch’s praises a lot
- Alexi Lalas says attention around Leeds is due to American presence
The success of American coach Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United team has caught the attention of football fans in the United States.
Leeds have two wins and seven points from their opening three matches, including last weekend’s massive win over Chelsea.
The influence of Marsch and his two new American midfielders – Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams – is not going unnoticed as Leeds sit third at the start of the season.
Back in the United States, Americans began to tune in to the games in droves—those around the United States Men’s National Team being particularly interested.
Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has guided his side to two wins in three league games
American Leeds stars Brenden Aaronson (right) and Tyler Adams (centre) with USMNT team-mate and Chelsea rival Christian Pulisic (left) during Sunday’s match at Elland Road
In an episode of his “State of the Union” podcast, Fox analyst and former USMNT player Alexi Lalas praised Marsch and his team for their brave result last weekend.
“You see, I think – I don’t know if it’s ideal, but it’s definitely a new and improved kind of team from Jesse Marsch that allows him to do the things that I think he aspires to. do in the game.” And it’s obviously that incredible pressure,’ Lalas said on the show.
“Also, it’s not just about the tactical part, it’s about that spirit and the belief he instills in his players. And he hedges his bets because he has players who will. But I think it went perfectly.
“In general, it couldn’t have gone better for Leeds… The reason (why) me and so many people are watching Leeds and the reason why Twitter and social media are blowing up because of it is because of the American influence.
“It’s because there are Americans there. We’re not Leeds fans, we’re America fans and that’s why we’re watching. And by the way, hook, line and sinker, because that’s part of the strategy of what Leeds do.
“Now it’s not at the expense of a good team. Obviously this team is exciting, this team is something people will want to see. And this team is beating supposedly better teams like Chelsea. I don’t know how much long it will last. I hope it will continue.
Fox Sports analyst Alexi Lalas was impressed with Marsch and his results at Leeds United
Aaronson (right) capitalized on an error by Edouard Mendy (left) to open the scoring
Lalas also slammed suspended Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who oddly blamed a canceled flight for his side’s loss.
In Lalas’ opinion, he felt that the German coach should have given credit to Marsch and his team for beating his team, which is widely considered to be superior.
“I thought Tuchel not only lost the game, but I think with his comments afterwards, I think he lost me in terms of how he framed that outing,” Lalas added.
“Now listen, Chelsea could go on and win a lot of games and Tuchel and Chelsea could be fine.
“But in that moment I think he had the opportunity to recognize a great performance from the opposition without just fully kissing Jesse’s ass and he just didn’t take it and I thought that’s it. ‘was a bad look for Tuchel at that time.’
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel bizarrely blamed a canceled flight for the shock defeat