Jesse Marsch has given his thoughts on Max Wober‘s performance for Leeds United against Cardiff City after the new signing came off the bench during Sunday’s 2-2 draw – and he applauded the versatile left-footer, playing in midfield.
Wober, 24, is a new signing this month after joining the club for a fee that could reach as much as £17million. Known as a centre-back, he has been playing left-back for RedBull Salzburg this season. On Sunday, he came on in midfield.
Leeds went 2-0 down and were trailing at the break, before Marsch brought Wober on. The midfield of Darko Gyabi and Sam Greenwood really struggled in the first half. Austria international Wober seemed to grab control of the game.
But a moment of magic from Greenwood saw Rodrigo score with a header. Rodrigo missed a penalty, Mateo Joseph missed a sitter, as did a number of other Leeds players – such as Pascal Struijk. But Leeds finally made it 2-2 in Cardiff.
Substitute Sonny Perkins got the all-important goal, his first professional strike. A neat finish, staying onside in injury time. Marsch, who worked with Wober at Salzburg, was full of praise for his newest recruit in his press conference.
“Max you can see is a man on the pitch. Not normally a six, but I know I can use him there. Calmed things down and made the right decisions,” Marsch told his press conference about Wober after the match on Sunday, as per Leeds Live.
Marsch gives thoughts on Wober performance for Leeds against Cardiff
Leeds were a whole lot better with Wober on the pitch – even if it was a position in which the Austrian is now actually known for. He controlled the tempo, stopped counter attacks. Neat passing. He absolutely loves a big, lunging tackle.
Junior Firpo reminded all what he can and arguably, was one of our best players in the match. It might be that Wober has to sit on the bench a bit more often before earning his place in the team. But a very strong start from Wober.