Leeds United will be facing Sheffield United in the Championship’s early kick-off on Saturday and Marcelo Bielsa faced the press yesterday ahead of the clash. One of the things put to the Argentine was Ezgjan Alioski’s dive against Reading on Tuesday evening, and his comments led to a lot of supporters slating the Macedonian winger.
Bielsa asked about Alioski's dive on Tuesday night: "I never accept cheating. Sometimes people think cheating is a smart thing to do. Even if I don't condemn it, from a personal point of view I wouldn't reward someone for cheating." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 29, 2018
Bielsa was pretty clear that he doesn’t condone cheating in football and that he wouldn’t reward someone for cheating, which may well explain why he decided to substiture Alioski at half-time against Reading, just miniutes after the winger had put in an absolutely shocking theatrical display in an attempt to win a penalty, an act which saw him pick up a booking, and rightly so.
The Whites have now been calling for Alioski to be left out on Saturday for what promises to be a huge clash against Sheffield United. The supporters wouldn’t be against seeing Jack Clarke drafted in for the early kick-off on Saturday, even if it is a huge game that sees 2nd place take on 5th in a match that could shape the title race. Whoever plays on the left, the fans will just hope it isn’t Alioski.
You can read the Leeds fans’ responses to Bielsa’s Alioski comments here:
Bet he doesn’t play on Saturday. No need for that
— Herbie Jassi (@herbie1178) November 29, 2018
play Clarke he makes things happen!
— PHIL BROWN (@PHMB7) November 29, 2018
Nah no time for that at all. He’s a passenger in that side, been very poor of late imo.
— Paul (@4everleeds) 29 November 2018
Drop him Saturday. Let him think about it. Be chomping at the bit to get back in the team, could sort his form out imo.
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) November 29, 2018
In other words DONT DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!
— CurlyHillLeeds (@HillCurly) November 29, 2018
Bet he got a Bielsa bollocking!!
— . (@elyouefsey) November 29, 2018
Alioski just stared quietly at the floor as Bielsa calmly reprimanded him
— bob s (@bob_smithson) November 29, 2018
The Whites want to see Alioski have some time on the sidelines and resting him this weekend would make sense.
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