Why Uwe Rosler delivered the perfect response under heavy pressure on Saturday

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The Leeds boss is struggling but said the right things after the 2-0 loss to Birmingham City.

Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler delivered the perfect response under heavy pressure on Saturday afternoon.

Obviously, that doesn't refer to United's 2-0 defeat to Birmingham City at Elland Road.

Needless to say, that was another Leeds performance the paying fans didn't really deserve - especially after having gone months without a home win.

But Rosler's response to the loss itself offers hope. It was refreshing, with the German saying exactly the right things.

Indeed, after the Birmingham result, the 46-year-old admitted the need for change. For the first time, he said he will do things differently and shy away from his principles.

"At home, we'll have to come up with some different team selections," he told LUTV. "We'll have to simplify our way of playing. We have to make sure that we are stronger at both ends."

And that's huge because, let's face it, so far at Leeds, Rosler has been an arrogant man. He has often been funny and charming in press conferences but the overwhelming urge to suggest his way is the right way - and that there is only one way - has only been holding him back.

Now, though, the German is basically admitting the need to be street smart, having told reporters that he may alter team selection and tactics in favour of getting points now rather than building towards an optimum point at some stage in the future.

For a man who keeps banging on about his 'philosophy,' admitting he is about to change things up at Leeds is a big step - and the perfect response to the heavy personal pressure he would have felt during his post-match press conferences (having admitted it's the most disappointed he's felt at Leeds).

But it's one thing saying it, of course. Let's see how Rosler actually fares when it comes to walking the walk.

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