Steve Evans says players must show intensity to stay at Leeds United

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Steve Evans needs his Leeds players to show the required intensity during games.

Speaking to LUTV, Steve Evans has explained what his players must show in games if they want to keep playing under his management.

When asked to assess the victory over Cardiff City, Evans said: “My team played with the intensity that I want them to play with. I demand them to play with it, and if they can’t play with that intensity they don’t tend to stay too long [at my clubs].”

Evans needs his players to show the required intensity at Leeds, as if they do not, the head coach has admitted they do not tend to stay around his clubs for too long.

In Evans’ opening game in charge, against Fulham, his players did show this intensity, and the Whites were unlucky to not come away with all three points.

However, the players lessened their performance levels in the following games, struggling to draw 1-1 with Bolton, and then losing 2-0 at home to Blackburn.

Evans was visibly angry at his players following that loss, and he ensured they showed the required intensity the following game, against Cardiff on Tuesday.

Leeds lived up to what was expected of them, and Evans picked up his first three points as head coach by winning that tie 1-0.

This performance was the kind of one which the Leeds players need to show on a more consistent basis, and it appears as if Evans has told them that if they cannot match his demands, a number of players will find their futures continuing away from Elland Road.

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