Leeds United manager Darko Milanic has suggested what he feels is the difference between his side and Norwich City.
Leeds United manager Darko Milanic has revealed where he thinks Norwich City have the edge over his team.
It doesn’t fall in defence, midfield or attack but generally with the experience, which has been bred into the current Norwich side under Neil Adams.
“It is normal that we shouldn’t forget that the team is very young. There are some players who don’t have much experience,” he told LUTV ahead of the game.
“When we compare ourselves to our opponents then maybe in this moment they have a little more experience.”
“Everyone knows that Norwich is a very good team. They have experienced players of high quality and are quick.”
Leeds’ apparent lack of quality compared to Norwich comes because Milanic is continuing a trend started by previous managers, showing faith to younger players in his first team squad.
There’s nothing wrong with that approach although the pressure over Leeds to start winning games and putting points on the board increases the longer Milanic’s search for a first victory goes on.
“We also heard about the head coach who wants to change the systems and strategy of the play and we are prepared.”
What’s important for the younger players in the Leeds first team is that they compensate for their lack of experience, through the natural advantages that they do give the team.
Those advantages come in terms of energy and speed, which give Leeds the ability to start games quickly and put more experienced opponents onto the back foot, which could be a good tactic for the side to use this evening.
Three points for Leeds this evening would put them onto 18 and that should be enough to put them comfortably inside the top half of the Championship table.