Following their win against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon, footage emerged on Twitter showing Marcelo Bielsa and Ezgjan Alioski hugging each other which had a number of the Leeds United faithful reacting.
A goal from Luke Ayling was enough to give the Whites the victory and the much-needed three points to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive as the defender capitalised on the opportunity just after 15 minutes of play at Elland Road (BBC).
Alioski may not have played a role in the game, as he was an unused substitute by Bielsa, however the Macedonia international has clearly become a favourite and important individual under the Argentine.
According to data compiled by TransferMarkt, the £4.05million-rated versatile wide-man has gone on to make 76 appearances for the South American coach since he took over the helm in Yorkshire. Indeed, the 28-year-old has also been able to bag 11 goals, eight assists and perhaps surprisingly is yet to be sent off (TransferMarkt) – considering his ‘stupidity’ as aptly put by skipper Liam Cooper (LUTV via HITC Sport).
Indeed, fans appeared to love the moment between Alioski and Bielsa, with many sharing what they thought of the pair sharing a hug after the victory.
Here are just some of their reactions…
The smile on MB's face is priceless
— Jason Stevenson (@JasonStevo11) February 15, 2020
Bielsa hugging Alioski the moment of the match imo
— Dan (@lufc_dan) February 15, 2020
Well done @LUFC ! Nothing like seeing a Bielsa and Alioski hug! 🥰
— Sophie Brown (@SophieBrown13) February 15, 2020
That Bielsa hug with Alioski ❤️❤️❤️
— The Beard (@Gary_Rozanski) February 15, 2020
Tip to tip. Beautiful!
— Craig (@craseycraig) February 15, 2020
@29Lewisscott love this video
— Benny Scott (@benscott80) February 15, 2020
Leeds fans, what did you make of Bielsa and Alioski hugging? Let us know your thoughts below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience