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‘He said to me’: Jesse Marsch shares what 25-year-old Leeds United man has told him about adjusting to Premier League football
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‘He said to me’: Jesse Marsch shares what 25-year-old Leeds United man has told him about adjusting to Premier League football

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has shared what Rasmus Kristensen has told him about adjusting to Premier League football. 

Kristensen made the switch to Elland Road from Red Bull Salzburg this summer and has been solid at the back so far. 

The Danish international has put in some decent displays for Marsch and has made five appearances already. 

And Marsch has revealed that he has spoken to the 25-year-old about the step-up to the Premier League. 

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Marsch shares what Kristensen has told him 

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Marsch says Kristensen has admitted he’s finding it ‘hard’ to impact games at the moment. 

“One of the things I said to him was ‘listen, the reason you came here was to get out of your comfort zone and to challenge yourself and to believe you can adapt and grow and get better from the situation,’” Marsch said.

“We went through this even a little bit at Salzburg. For me, after two years and this last year in Salzburg, he was probably their best player, their most impactful player.

“He said to me ‘I feel like I was making 10 to 20 impactful moments per match at Salzburg, Champions League, in the league and here, it’s hard for me to make one or two or three’. 

“I said ‘yeah, the level’s big’ and he agrees.”

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Kristensen was playing his football in the Austrian Bundesliga before joining Marsch’s men this summer. 

It’s certainly a big step-up for the right-back but he has adjusted well so far as Leeds have got off to a solid start to the season. 

But clearly the defender feels he isn’t impacting games as frequently as he did in Salzburg. 

Kristensen already looks like a solid addition and he will only keep on improving as he adapts to English football.

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