What does Jesse Marsch ball at Leeds United entail? It’s about attacking and pressing. Brenden Aaronson said Jesse Ball was about that final step to win the soccer ball. Which he did versus Chelsea. Taking the soccer ball off the feet of Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy and scoring. Straight line pressing here by Aaronson epitomizes Jesse Marsch Ball.
Incidentally, Marsch sort of rose to fame with his halftime speech for Red Bull Salzburg.
Jesse Marsch Ball is all about high intensity desire to move the ball quickly on the attacking, playing forward, and then trying to win the ball back right away when you lose it.
The Leeds United team must be in incredible shape to play this way for ninety minutes. It’s just a relentless style of play. The idea is to make the opposing teams uncomfortable, force them to think and put their heads down. And Leeds certainly does that. It seems like there’s always a pack of Leeds players around the ball.
Leeds have run 10.5km more than Chelsea in this game. That is incredible. #LUFC 3-0 #CFC #LEECHE
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) August 21, 2022
Nobody runs more than Tyler Adams. He was everywhere during the Chelsea match. Winning balls and just getting a leg in to poke the ball away or hold of Sterling when he was about the break away.
They’re not just around the ball though. They get that one step in to win the ball. They read the play, really. So that’s more than just pressing. It’s an entire team not resting for a second and fighting for one another. That’s Jesse Marsch Ball. Nobody is going to want to play Leeds this season. Especially at home, at Elland Road, with the fans on their feet the whole game.
Barcelona under Pep Guardiola had their tiki taka style of play. Liverpool have their pressing style of play under Klopp. Leeds previously had Biesla ball. So why shouldn’t there now be Jesse Marsch Ball at Leeds.
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Brenden Aaronson scored his first career Premier League goal as Leeds United raced to an unexpectedly lopsided win against Chelsea.
Jesse Marsch hailed Leeds United and was keen to see them kick on after their emphatic 3-0 victory against Chelsea.
From ESPN, here’s Marsch’s thoughts on the game.
“It was the best performance since I have been here,” Marsch said. “You are starting to see a bunch of players who understand their role, some in the form of their lives.
“Our way of playing dictated the match. We made them make mistakes. These quality players can pass the ball all day if we give them time. We wanted to make them uncomfortable, and today we did.”
Soccer is interesting of course because often a missed early chance changes the game. Sterling nearly scored early on for Chelsea which would have changed the game.