Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler told Radio Yorkshire about the ‘big challenge’ his team is facing against Burnley this weekend.
Rosler is confident that his side can turn Elland Road into an advantage throughout the season, but has played down his confidence ahead of the club’s first game, against the side freshly relegated from the Premier League.
It will be interesting see the level of respect that Leeds show towards Burnley but the club is in a great position to step on the gas and get off to a good start.
“We are playing a Premier League team, with Premier League players and a Premier League manager and for me that’s the next big challenge,” Rosler told Radio Yorkshire.
“I think the supporters will realise that and will come after what they have seen and heard over six weeks and I hope we can create an atmosphere and start to make Elland Road a fortress again.”
Burnley will have a point to prove
Burnley will be looking to show that they are a much better team than they showed for the majority of last season in the Premier League.
There is likely to be a determination about the side as they go about their business and that means Leeds have to be careful.
The urge for Leeds will be to get onto the front foot and attack but as Rosler suggests, there is experience in their opponents and Burnley are a side that can take advantage of any positional weaknesses Leeds show as they get onto the front foot, going after the game.
If Leeds can approach the match sensibly, deal with any pressure and take their chances, they have a good chance of getting off to a god start in the Championship.