Jesse Marsch insists his touchline bust-up with Bruno Lage was ‘nothing really’ as the two coaches clashed after Leeds defeated Wolves 2-1 on the first day of the Premier League season
- Jesse Marsch and Bruno Lage clashed at the final whistle of Leeds 2-1 Wolves
- The Leeds boss was quick to try and play the incident down after the game
- Leeds came from behind to record a 2-1 victory against Wolves at Elland Road
Jesse Marsch moved quickly to cool his angry touchline row with Wolves coach Bruno Lage after Leeds ran out a 2-1 winner in the Premier League game at Elland Road.
‘It was nothing,’ Marsch insisted. ‘I just had a quick word with Bruno Lage afterwards. I have a lot of respect for him and the way his team plays.’
But it didn’t look like nothing in the heat of the moment.
Jesse Marsch moved quickly to cool his angry touchline row with Wolves coach Bruno Lage
The two appeared to come to blows just as the final whistle was blown at Elland Road
Marsch was very animated during an exchange with Lage after the final whistle, and the two coaches appeared to shout at each other as they made their way down the tunnel.
Despite the argument, it was a successful day for Marsch and Leeds as they fought back from a goal behind to clinch a 2-1 win and three points.
Wolves went ahead with a sixth minute goal from Daniel Podence. Rodrigo equalized for the hosts and an own goal from Rayan Ait-Nouri have Leeds its win.
Marsch was especially pleased with debutants Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Marc Roca.
‘Everyone sees that they fit really well,’ the Leeds coach said. ‘Marc Roca, when he played in Germany, he learned a lot of the principles that we are doing here with my team.
Marsch said afterwards that he has respect for Lage and for the way his Wolves team plays
Marsch gave praise to Leeds debutants such as Marc Roca following the victory on Saturday
‘The work has been really good in preseason and we are adapting well to the way I would like to see u splay the game and in moments like this, you need validation.
‘If you play a good match but you don’t get the points, it can still be an important learning moment but it’s not as positive a feedback as it is when you get the win.
‘For our fans, we didn’t win a lot of games at Elland Road last season so to start on the right foot, with a good performance and a three points to start our season will help us no doubt.’
Leeds travels to Southampton next weekend looking to build on its winning start.