Leeds head coach Javi Gracia has admitted he’ll “suffer a lot” in the course of the membership’s Premier League relegation battle.
Gracia was appointed final month to retain Leeds’ top-flight standing after that they had sacked Jesse Marsch they usually have since slipped into the underside three.
Gracia, who guided Watford to Premier League security after taking cost there in comparable circumstances in 2018, was thought-about a protected pair of palms.
His calm manner contrasts sharply along with his extra animated predecessor, however the 52-year-old Spaniard stated: “I feel the stress inside and it’s the best way, the best thing I can do.
“The best way I can try and help my players is to try to give them confidence and give them the calm they need to play the best way. I won’t help them if I’m stressed or shouting a lot. I think it’s not my way.
“For sure, inside I suffer a lot, but I try to give my players what they need. In this moment, they need confidence and support because they are showing me every day their quality and commitment.”
Leeds dug deep in final week’s 2-2 dwelling draw towards Brighton, twice hitting again to salvage a precious level, and play at relegation rivals Wolves on Saturday.
Gracia, who has collected 4 factors from his first three league video games in cost, at the moment lives in a resort and is absolutely immersed within the survival battle.
“I don’t relax,” he stated. “I live stressed! I don’t have time out of football. I live in the training ground, 12 hours here and the rest is for having dinner, to rest at the hotel. There’s no time for other things.
“I watch the games, the Premier League for example, both (Wednesday night’s) games and at night, I sleep. I speak with my family on the phone, that’s all.”
Just 5 factors separate the underside 9 golf equipment and Gracia is ready for the relegation struggle to go all the way down to the wire.
“We know it will be in a similar way until the end,” he added. “We have to be ready and focused in every game – trying to give our best. I’m sure we will be fighting until the end.
“When I came here three weeks ago, I knew the objective was to remain in the Premier League and I’m sure we can do that.”
Leeds shall be with out USA midfielder Tyler Adams (hamstring) at Molineux, however skipper Liam Cooper is in rivalry after knee and muscle accidents.