LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid claims that the players need to rise up and show plenty of leadership skills in order to recover from the mammoth poor form that has engulfed the club over the last few months.
Curt Onalfo was the manager of the club when the new campaign began, but he was recently sacked after a string of poor results. Former Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid was brought to the club as a replacement, but his arrival has not been met with a substantial rise in the results. The team recently fell to a third consecutive defeat in the match against Columbus Crew.
Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was sent off in controversial circumstances. Even video referee could not save Cole from playing on. This decision had a massive impact on the game. LA Galaxy in Europe suffering a heavy defeat against Columbus Crew, and it means that LA Galaxy have been unable to win any match in the last nine. Galaxy last won a league match back in May.
Sigi Schmid has been able to understand the scale of the problem, and he says that the lack of leadership in the squad appears to have been one of the primary reasons for this extended poor run.
Galaxy have no last any hope of qualifying for the play-offs and will have to settle for a place outside the top six.“You either have it or you don’t have it as a player. You either have the willingness to direct others or you don’t want to direct others. Sometimes that makes a difference and determines how good a career somebody has. But now, their role has changed and they’ve got to be leaders. That hasn’t necessarily fallen into place. Confidence is also short. If you won a game or two, maybe somebody’s chest puffs out, and they’re more willing and able to be a leader, but that is certainly one of the things that we have to work through right now,” said Schmid.