Leeds United’s Robin Koch missed 16 league matches in the first half of the season due to injury and illness, and since regaining full fitness he’s made 10 league appearances.

The defender and his club teammates’ immediate focus will be to help the Whites stay in the Premier League.

After managing five wins in 26 league matches, Leeds parted ways with Marcelo Bielsa, the coach who helped them return to the top flight. Jesse Marsch replaced the Argentine and he registered his first win with the English club against Norwich City last weekend.

Leeds are currently 16th in the table with 26 points from 29 matches, four points ahead of 17th placed Everton [who have three games in hand] and 18th placed Watford. The Germany international remains confident his side will avoid relegation.

“We have enough quality in the team. We fit together perfectly and we stand together as a team,” Koch told Sky Deutschland.

“I am confident we will make it despite the difficult remaining fixtures. We’re not going down. I’m pretty sure we’ll stay in there with this team.” 

When specifically asked if his contract is valid in the second division, the 25-year-old said: “Yes.”

Having made it clear that his contract at Elland Road remains the same regardless of in which division Leeds will play, Sky then pressed Koch if he plans to continue with the English club, if they fail to continue in the top flight.

Responding to that, the Germany international explained: “We’re not going down. And if so, then I believe that the team will stand together. We agree that we’ll go down together then.”