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Rosler agrees with fans on home performances, demands Leeds add intimidating factor

Uwe Rosler

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler says his side need to be braver.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants the team to play with more bravery and aggression, especially at home.

The Whites suffered their first league defeat of the season on Tuesday night, as Ipswich Town left Elland Road with a 1-0 victory.

Tommy Smith's first half header gave Uwe Rosler his first Championship defeat as Leeds manager, meaning he has also won just one in seven games this term.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the game, Rosler stated that Leeds must play with more bravery in the future, and wants his side to be an intimidating force.

"We need to communicate better," said Rosler. "I think we need to play more with the chest out. We have to show that we are Leeds, that we are Leeds United, and we are here to enforce our way of play to the opposition. We may not always succeed with that, but with have to try harder, and we need to be braver."

After stating that, Rosler was told that fans believed Leeds were "not looking like the home team, or how a home team should play" - and Rosler agreed with that complaint, and wants his side to rectify the problem in upcoming games at Elland Road.

"I think the first part is definitely fair. We are not playing as a home team, we are not playing with the aggression. We are a little bit hesitant, we wait for what will happen," he added.

Against a well-drilled, organised side like Ipswich, it was always going to be hard for Leeds to really get in their faces and rile them up, but Rosler is right to want more aggression from his side.

Elland Road can be a hugely intimidating place to play at for an away team, and combining a ferocious crowd with an intimidating team - whilst still playing attractive football - would make Leeds a fearful proposition.

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