Jesse Marsch has told his post-match press conference – as per Leeds Live – that Leeds United defender Max Wober has fitted in “seamlessly” at Elland Road, claiming he is the best centre-back in his passing, that he has worked with.
Wober, 24, started his first Premier League match since arriving at Elland Road. It comes after substitute appearances against Cardiff in the FA Cup and then Aston Villa in the League. Then, starting against Cardiff in the FA Cup replay.
Against Brentford, he was superb. He completed 36 of his 48 passes, many of which were Wober trying to transition the ball into attack. Wober also made three interceptions, more than any of his teammates – as per WhoScored.
Indeed, Leeds made seven interceptions as a team – almost half of which were Wober. Marsch was full of praise for Wober afterwards. Leeds are yet to concede when Wober is on the pitch, and he says the Austrian has started well.
“Max very clear with his role and has fitted in seamlessly. Very strong performances and a big reason to get the clean sheet. Intelligence, communication and ability on the ball,” Marsch said when asked about Wober’s first League start.
“Probably best passing centre-back I have worked with. His intelligence has helped the whole group. Have not conceded with him on the pitch and that says a lot about his clarity and our expectations,” Wober added.
Marsch: Leeds defender Wober has fitted in seamlessly at Elland Road
The early signs are promising. Given Leeds spent just an initial £10million, and with add-ons that could take the deal to £17million, it does seem like a bit of a bargain. Of course, it is still very early and Wober has only played four times.
But Wober has now impressed, and, in three different positions. In midfield on debut against Cardiff, at left-back at Villa and now at centre-back in his last two outings. Leeds look as though they have got themselves a real coup.