'We can move mountains' - Alioski makes bold claim ahead of Leeds clash v Leicester
By Danny Wright
Leeds United attacker Ezjgan Alioski has boldly claimed that the side can “move mountains” thanks to the support of the club’s faithful fans ahead of Tuesday night’s clash with Leicester.
The Whites travel to the King Power Stadium with the hope of making the League Cup quarter finals for the second year in a row, but face a huge task against a Leicester side that look to have turned a new leaf at the weekend after Craig Shakespeare was sacked last week.
Caretaker boss Michael Appleton led the 2015/16 Premier League champions to an impressive win at Swansea and they are likely to prove a much tougher challenge than the previous top-flight side Leeds have knocked out this season Burnley.
Alioski, 25, is full of confidence even though he and his team-mates will be second favourites for the clash in the East Midlands and has issued a promising message to the Leeds fans on his personal Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
“Together as a team and with you fans backing us, we can move mountains,” he said on Monday.
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Together as a team and with you fans backing us, we can move mountains! See you all for our League Cup game against Leicester City tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/BO1hBiGYsD
— Ezgjan Alioski (@ezgjanalioski) October 23, 2017
Alioski may not be handed a start against the Foxes as manager Thomas Christiansen has suggested that he will make changes this week with big games on the horizon, including a Yorkshire derby with Sheffield United at the weekend.
The Macedonia international who arrived from Lugano in the summer has made 14 appearances across all competitions, scoring one goal in the process from the left wing.
He started in the 3-0 win at Bristol City on Saturday, meaning that he is likely to be benched or rested all together for the game against Leicester.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has revealed what made him scared after Saturday’s win against Bristol City.