Leeds United coach Jesse Marsh He said it felt like someone “broke my heart” after seeing his side concede twice in the final 10 minutes of a 4-3 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.
But then Harry Kane And the Ben Davies He had already pulled Spurs level twice, then Rodrigo Bentancur scored a quick brace in the 81st and 83rd minutes, leaving the guests with nothing to show for their efforts.
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Double the Yorkshire squad’s misery, the United States international midfielder Tyler Adams He was sent off for a second yellow card in the dying minutes.
“I feel frustrated, I feel like someone ripped my heart out,” Marsh told BBC Match of the Day. “I thought we controlled the game but we let it slip away.
“Obviously there are positives there because in our good moments we look like we have quality, but in our bad we still look weak and naive.”
The result ends Leeds’ consecutive league winning streak, when they capitalized on late winners against Liverpool and Bournemouth. He has also conceded 13 goals in his last five Premier League matches as defensive issues continue to trouble Marsh’s side.
“I would say we’ve reduced our 16-game season to one,” Marsh told the media at his press conference.
“The moments that were really good and above all and controlled. Then the moments where we are vulnerable and make easy mistakes that you can’t make at this level because you get punished.
“I always try to look at the positives and I really like a lot of things we can achieve and certainly the guys in the team. But it’s just a lot of moments when we control the games, we don’t seem to be ahead of the game.”
Not for the first time this season, Marsh also expressed his frustration with the use of VAR technology, insisting that a mistake had been made by the Leeds goalkeeper. Ilan Mesler Before Kane scored Tottenham’s first goal. The American coach was given a one-match touchline ban and fined 10,000 pounds ($11,500) for an altercation with officials during a defeat by Brentford in September.
“It’s wrong,” Marsh said. “The fourth official says to me ‘Yeah, I think that’s wrong’ and I say ‘Okay, good. Then I’ll go to the VAR.” And then they don’t look at it.
“But then again, I mean, what am I going to do, scared like I did at Brentford? Then they’ll kick me out and I’ll be the guy at fault, which is unbelievable, isn’t it? The fault is that he’s not [given as] Error.
Leeds are 14th in the Premier League with 15 points from 14 matches heading into the World Cup break.