What Daniel Farke said about Southampton coach Russell Martin

Southampton visit Leeds United at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, and Whites manager Daniel Farke is cautious of facing Russell Martin’s out-of-form team.

Leeds United manager Daniel Farke feels the game against Southampton at St Mary’s this weekend could not come at a worse time for his club, despite their recent outstanding run.

After last weekend’s 3-0 win against Watford at Elland Road, the Whites are unbeaten in six Championship games and have kept four clean sheets in their past four, putting them just outside the play-off places.

Meanwhile, Southampton has lost their last four games after winning their first four. Russell Martin’s team is currently 15th in the table and will be desperate to improve.

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke 'couldn't think of a worse time' to play  out-of-sorts Southampton - Leeds Live

get back to winning ways and get their promotion chase back on track when they host Leeds this weekend, something which Farke is very aware of ahead of the clash. Speaking on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s early kick-off, two-time Championship winning manager said:”You always have to be on it. There’s no time to be overconfident. Once we speak about the moment to play against Southampton, I couldn’t think of a worse moment to play against them. “They have four losses in a row. It’s tricky at times when you have a busy schedule and you play three games in six days to change things. One thing is for sure, for a big club with such high

If you have such a timeframe and a normal week and time on the training pitch, if you check under each and every stone and chat about every detail that has to be improved, I’m fairly sure they would have done exactly this. Then a home game versus Leeds is a great chance.

“Playing against us is almost always a season-defining game for the opponent.” Then, once you’re in such good form, you have the opportunity to reclaim the momentum and reverse the atmosphere with a single game.

“We’re well aware that Southampton will be highly motivated to do just that.” To win the momentum back with this home game against an opponent with a strong reputation like us. They had a fantastic start to the season. They’re a tremendously excellent team, but it’s the Championship, so there will be times when things are difficult.

“There will be times when it is difficult, but I am confident that their class will shine at some point and that they will be highly motivated to find their way in terms of results.” I believe they are not far away in terms of performance, and we travel in a courteous manner, but you cannot select when you face the opponent.”

When asked about Martin, whom he briefly managed at Norwich City in 2017, Farke replied, “He is a really good coach, he has a great future in the game.” He performed admirably in his previous clubs. When you play against him, you know you’re going up against a tough opponent and a well-organized team.”

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