Simon Jordan has told One 2 One on talkSPORT that Leeds United’s win at Liverpool was a result waiting to happen as he praised Jesse Marsch for his comments about becoming sick of losing.
Leeds sprung a huge surprise on Saturday as they went to Anfield and won. The Whites went into the game looking for their first league win in more than two months.
Fans would have been forgiven for fearing the worst ahead of the trip to Merseyside. But Marsch was in a defiant mood ahead of the contest.
Simon Jordan praises Jesse Marsch after Leeds win
He insisted that he had grown sick of losing tight games where Leeds had done enough to win (ESPN).
Understandably, Leeds supporters had struggled to look at their form in that particular way. But the Whites went on to prove a real point with an amazing performance at Liverpool. And they got their rewards with Crysencio Summerville poking home an 89th minute winner.
To many, it was a shock. But Jordan has suggested that the result was actually on the cards.
“Leeds have been very unlucky I think, so I think that was a result waiting to happen, because they’ve been very unlucky in their performances recently, most notably when they played against Crystal Palace, which I know is not in the same zip-code as Liverpool,” he told One 2 One on talkSPORT.
“But most notably, they absolutely destroyed Palace for 45 minutes and somehow, Palace got a result out of the game. And if you listen to Jesse Marsch’s little outburst during the course of the week, I think he was right about getting fed up about losing games that they should have won.”
It is now much easier to reflect on the performances in a much more positive light. The problem was that those bright moments in the first-half against Crystal Palace and against Arsenal were separated by a terrible second-half showing at Selhurst Park.
And the Gunners display and start against Fulham was separated by an awful performance against Leicester.
Now we have that win against Liverpool, it is easier to take the positives from some of the previous displays.
Having said that, a lot of that optimism after Saturday will quickly evaporate if that proves to be the last victory before the World Cup.