Shaun Wright-Phillips has praised Jesse Marsch on Instagram in response to the Leeds United boss’ post following Friday’s win over Real Sociedad.

The Whites got a hard-fought victory over Real at Elland Road. Leeds had to come from a goal behind after some questionable defending from a set-piece.

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Pascal Struijk equalised with a brilliant strike from the edge of the box – the kind he produced right before Sam Greenwood scored against Bournemouth before the World Cup break.

Marsch praised on Instagram after Leeds win

And the winner came in the second-half, with Rodrigo finding the bottom corner for yet another goal this season. It was a smart finish from the Spaniard who sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.

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There are still some areas for concern. Leeds looked very vulnerable at times. And of course, there is a sense of trepidation amongst supporters given that Manchester City await us in our first game back.

Nevertheless, Marsch is looking to keep the positivity flowing through the club. After the game, the Leeds boss posted a picture on Instagram showing himself amongst a group of young fans.

It was a superb touch from the boss. And Wright-Phillips – who played for him at New York Red Bulls – was full of praise…


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It does not feel like an overstatement to suggest that the next few weeks are going to be critical for Marsch.

The jury is still out on whether he is the right man to take us forward. Obviously, we have improved in some areas since the end of Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure. But we also appear to be less dangerous in others.

Strengthening in January is an absolute must. But so is picking up points in the next few games. We have a very tough run of fixtures ahead. So we need a couple of surprise results along the way.

It would be absolutely fantastic if we get to see a lot more of Marsch standing amongst very happy supporters. Hopefully, the next few weeks help set the stage for a bright future.

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