Leeds have started the Championship season in acceptable form.
Leeds have shown themselves to be a solid side in the Championship this season, but Uwe Rosler has told the official club website that he wants his players to change their mentality into a ‘nothing to lose’ approach for future games.
Rosler said: “I think what has to change is our mentality going into these games – we have nothing to lose. We have such a young squad and we have to go out and play the football that we can, like we did against Middlesbrough and like we did against Burnley. When you play like that, the margins can go your way.”
Leeds have won two and lost two of their opening nine Championship games this season, and have shown themselves as a team capable of matching the best sides in the division.
They secure a draw with Burnley, defeated Derby County - on paper the best side in the league - but then they have dropped points against Bristol City, and only narrowly beat MK Dons - two teams promoted from League One.
When playing free of the restrain and pressure often placed upon them, Leeds have looked impressive, and Rosler wants to see more of this mentality moving forward throughout the season.
They do have a young squad, as the head coach states, and the Whites are not expected to seriously challenge for promotion this season. They also possess a squad too good to be relegated, and this lack of pressure on them means they can go out and attack as much as they want.
Rosler believes this ‘nothing to lose’ approach will serve Leeds well for the rest of the campaign, and if the players do enter games with this mentality, there is no guessing just how well the Yorkshire club could play.