Adeyemi has revealed that Rosler has encouraged his players to start thinking about everything to do with Leeds United with the mentality of a club competing in the top six.
It’s a vision, which the new central midfielder feels is already paying off and one which will benefit the team over an extended period of time.
“The gaffer’s talking to us about having a top-six mentality – on the pitch, off the pitch and around the training ground. I think that’s really what we’re striving towards,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“If we do everything that a top-six team would do and produce on the pitch then we can be in and around the play-offs. That’s the plan.”
A clever move by Rosler
It’s a clever move for Rosler because of the fact the club comes off the back of a disappointing position in the bottom half of the table.
Rosler may have sensed a real lack of belief around the club that they could compete with some of the other big sides in the Championship and he’s right to try and create a more positive mind-set and mentality.
If the key players at Leeds feel as though there isn’t a gap between themselves and some of the big teams in the division, they will show a smaller respect towards them in games and they can get on the front foot and attack.
Is a top six challenge possible?
There’s no reason why Leeds shouldn’t be pushing for a position in the Championship’s top six if they can start the season well and show the necessary consistency over an extended period of time.