Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler explained in the club’s official website that he feels the team got exactly what they needed in their pre-season friendly game against Frankfurt.
Rosler has stressed how hard his players had to work in the game against the experienced German side, as the club’s preparations for the new season continue at full pace.
“It did a lot for our fitness and there were no injuries. Pre-season is all about preparing for 10 months. Today we saw a lot of mental strength,” Rosler told leedsunited.com.
“After a while, the players got their breath back because they had to run a lot in the first 20 minutes.”
“We got exactly what we wanted – a very good physical session.”
An idea of how Leeds will play
Leeds fans now have a very good idea of the way the team are going to play under Uwe Rosler throughout the coming season.
He’s a manager who likes hard work and energy all over the football pitch, with a training method which is based around ensuring that his team are simply fitter than their opposition.
He likes his players to maintain a very high press and to aggressively go about trying to win the ball back in key areas, as they look to maintain pressure over their opposition.
A good start to the season
Some fans may feel Rosler is taking a slight risk by pushing his players so hard in terms of training and setting matches against opponents where his team will be doing a lot of running.
However, it’s a good idea because it improves the club’s chances of a successful start to the Championship.
There are likely to be situations in early league games where the opposition gets tired and if Leeds can step in and take advantage, that could be the difference in a tight game.