Uwe Rosler’s criticism of Leeds shines poorly on his own abilities

Uwe Rosler

Leeds United sit 16th place in the Championship after another home loss.

Leeds fell to a 2-0 defeat at Elland Road to Birmingham City, a result which leaves Uwe Rosler’s men in 16th place in the Championship with 11 points from 10 games.

Rosler came under much criticism for his management of the side during the game, and the head coach has picked up just two victories this season, despite a wealth of transfer business over the summer ensuring Leeds had a squad able to compete with some of the best in the league.

After the game, Rosler took to the official club website to criticise his squad, claiming that all other league sides have much more experience in game management than Leeds do.

He said: “A lot of teams have more experience in game management [than us] – they turn down the tempo, they break our rhythm.”

Whilst a good excuse, it is no more than that - an excuse.

Rosler cannot be claiming other sides are more experienced than his Leeds squad, especially whist he is in charge.

The 45-year-old is an experienced boss, having spent three spells across Europe, as well as three spells in England - including his ongoing Leeds career.

He has shown himself to be a wise manager with a real eye of how to change a game, but has yet to prove that at Elland Road, and has instead attempted to take the pressure off him by praising other clubs.

This is a poor showing on Rosler’s own skills, and a hint that he is starting to feel the pressure at Leeds, choosing to remove any blame from his own lack of skill.

He is an experienced boss, and one who has shown himself to be a talented coach in the Championship. However, he has so far struggled with Leeds, and until he can face his own mistakes, Rosler will not be able to solve the issues which are preventing the Whites from enjoying a successful season.

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