Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has said that it is crucial that the players build on their confidence and have a spell of good form after what he dubbed a “very good week”.
The Whites have played three matches over the last seven days, with a 4-1 defeat away at Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek sandwiched between a 2-1 win at home to Middlesbrough and a 2-0 win away to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.
The results appear to have put at least a temporary stop to the dreadful run of form suffered in recent months, which saw Christiansen’s men lose seven of their nine league games and drop from league leaders to sitting 10th in the Championship.
Now sitting in eighth after Saturday’s win over the Tykes, the Danish manager says that the three points should hopefully inspire his players to push on and keep their performances at a high level to secure positive results.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “For me it is another three points, for the players it is important to build on the confidence.
“The team is back, we are hoping the results will improve now. I am very pleased for the players to take three points.
“We had two very difficult games against teams who have been in the Premier League and then a derby where we have not done well (in the past). It has been a very good week.”
Leeds can close the gap on those in the play off spots when they take on Aston Villa at Elland Road on Friday, with the Villans sitting six points ahead of the Whites in fourth place, while sixth placed Derby County are three points ahead, but have a game in hand.
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