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Marsch delighted with Leeds thumping victory over Cagliari

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Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch was delighted with their 6-2 triumph over Cagliari.

Leeds thumped Cagliari 6-2 in their final pre-season friendly before the Premier League gets underway next weekend. Rodrigo scored a hat-trick, while Patrick Bamford bagged two and Robin Koch also scored.

Marsch said, "I think it was a good performance. In the first half we were creating a lot and not really capitalising on some situations and in the second half it was good to add up some more goals and give our team confidence. When they scored the two goals we had a little bit of a lapse and to be honest, I was trying to keep track of Robin (Koch) because it looked like he tweaked his knee and I was a little bit worried he was injured and I could have made a couple of adjustments to help them. Once we had a timeout we rearranged a couple of things so they couldn't catch us on the counter and I'm thankful that Robin's OK.

"What I said to the team afterwards is that when you have good performances it's not time to relax, it should feed us and give us hunger to keep improving and know that there's some positive reinforcement that we're moving in the right direction. In general I would say that performance showed we're moving in the right direction."

He also said: "In general the players that were here are grasping concepts more and more and we've been able to work in an environment that's not just about stress. The new players have added to what we're trying to do. I think the best thing I felt after Australia is I could see all the new players have integrated really well and fit in well within the team not just from a football perspective but from a mentality of who we want to be perspective.

"For me, there's so much work to do and we're just scratching the surface of what I want us to become but again, the positive performance can give us reinforcement."

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