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Leeds boss Marsch: We now face season defining moment

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch admits Sunday's clash with Brighton could define their Premier League status.

Three straight defeats have left Leeds staring at relegation and victory could lift them back out of the Premier League's bottom three with one game to play.

Marsch took on a fight for survival when he replaced Marcelo Bielsa in February and when asked if it was Leeds' biggest game in years, he said: “I haven't been here. It's hard for me to reflect on that so well.

"I watched the documentary (Take Us Home: Leeds United) before I came and I saw some of the important matches in that (2019-20) season.

“But we obviously know that we need to win. Is it a must-win? No, but three points is massive and a minimum of one.

“We have to find a way to turn the momentum. We have two matches and this match can be the defining moment in the season, for sure."

Relegation rivals Burnley, level on points with Leeds but with a game in hand and a vastly superior goal difference, kick off at Tottenham two hours before Marsch's side on Sunday.

The 44-year-old American added: "We feel like we have to win the match regardless of Burnley's result.

"They have a match to play as well on Thursday (at Aston Villa), so the most points we can pick up in this match will help our situation. Our focus is solely on winning the game."

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