Tom Adeyemi gives promising assessment of Leeds United’s pre-season

Uwe Rosler

Leeds United are undergoing their first pre-season with Uwe Rosler as head coach.

Speaking to the official Leeds website, recent signing Tom Adeyemi assessed the Whites’ pre-season schedule in promising terms.

The loan signing said: “It’s been good. It’s been hard work, to be honest, in the heat and with the intense training that the gaffer likes us to do. It’s been tough but we’re all enjoying it and we’re definitely going to be feeling the benefits once the season starts.

“I’ve missed a little bit of training compared to what some of the other boys have had, so I’m maybe playing a little bit of catch-up. But I feel like I’m getting up to that level and I’m ready to push on now and become a fully integrated member of the team.”

Although Adeyemi only linked up with Rosler’s squad after the start of pre-season, he already sounds integrated into the team, and will be looking to start the Championship campaign as one of the first choice midfielders.

Currently on a tour of Austria and Norway, Rosler is utilising the training sessions to improve the pressing ability of his squad, with the desire to play a high-intensity system when the Championship season comes about.

Adeyemi has admitted that the training has been hard because of this intensity that Rosler wants, also not helped by the increasing heat during the pre-season camp.

However, this will benefit the players in the long run, as if they can cope during training, they will have no trouble adapting to the English climate, and will likely be one of the fittest squads in the division.

The trouble with playing a high-pressing system is that few teams are able to see through the whole campaign utilising the same style due to the demands placed upon the players.

However, Leeds are undergoing a gruelling pre-season to set them up for a promising campaign, and all of Rosler’s work could be the thing that gives the Whites the edge in the race for promotion.

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