Leeds United boss Daniel Farke says his only concern this Friday is that the team continues their good form and treat Rotherham like any other opponent this season.
Leeds return from the international break on a high after three consecutive wins including a huge result over title rivals Leicester City. Rotherham on the other hand, only have two wins this season.
The German coach has urged his team to play with the same intensity on Friday:
“It’s important to set the tone and make sure you have rhythm and play with energy. The first minutes are often decisive. When you face a side sitting deep and you take the lead, they have to open up. Sometimes you can’t choose and the opponent also wants to start on the front foot. We have to make sure our awareness level and sharpness is on a top level. We have to play with the same intensity that Rotherham will because they’re fighting relegation and be ready for the moments when we have to dig in and fight.”
When asked about the game plan, Farke said he wants his team to match the intensity of Rotherham who will put up a fight in the game:
“In general it will always be our approach to press high and win the ball as quick as possible. You have to feel angry when the opponent has the ball if you’re a possession team. You have to adapt from game to game. Rotherham work with long balls so you have to make sure you are good with second balls. We won’t change our general approach.”