Daniel Farke has stated that he has been working hard this week to ensure that his Leeds United squad does not become complacent.
Farke was speaking at his pre-match press conference before of Saturday’s trip to Southampton, when he was asked about the Whites’ morale following a solid recent run of form.
Leeds played three games in six days in the first week following the international break, earning seven points against Millwall, Hull City, and Watford.
Farke’s team has also preserved four straight clean sheets in the Championship, with Leeds finally getting into gear under the 46-year-old.
Leeds, on the other hand, is back in action this weekend, when they face a Southampton side that will be anxious to snap their four-match losing streak.
The losing streak has come to an end. Farke discusses Leeds’ task this week Farke believes he and his coaching staff have been working hard to ensure every player’s focus is as sharp as possible ahead of the trip to St. Mary’s.
“It’s always good for the mood and confidence after a good win,” he remarked. It just affects the first day because you are on it again the next day. It’s all about winning the next practice game, becoming the greatest at shooting, or winning the next game. If someone is not paying attention, we as coaches must ensure that everyone is. We have to stay focused and avoid getting too carried away.”
Leeds will go into the game at the weekend full of confidence, but it is critical that they do not overreact and get complacent.
Things are looking up under Farke, but keep in mind that Leeds are still eight points behind the top two and that the season is still young.
Southampton may be in a slump, but they still have plenty of elite players for this league, so it’s encouraging to hear Farke has moved quickly to ensure Leeds remain totally focused.