Leeds United midfielder Tom Adeyemi has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post explaining the sort of mentality which is being drilled into the players by manager Uwe Rosler.
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.