‘Not a striker’ – Leeds United’s Gjanni Alioski makes assessment of Leicester City side missing out on Jamie Vardy
LEEDS United left back Gjanni Alioski says Sunday’s hosts Leicester City “require” the missing Jamie Vardy however has cautioned of the depth of talent within the Foxes’ ranks.
Leicester are dealing with around 3 weeks without last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner Vardy who has had small surgical treatment on a hernia issue.
In his absence, Ayoze Perez has actually started Leicester’s last 2 games upfront and Alioski says that the 27-year-old is a great player however not a striker.
Alioski also hopes his side can cash in on areas down the side of the pitch that he saw throughout Leicester’s 1-1 draw at Everton on Wednesday night.
Yet United’s North Macedonian worldwide states that even without Vardy, toppling the Foxes will be no easy task.
Assessing what he believed to Leicester’s screen in Wednesday’s draw at Goodison Park, Alioski reasoned: “I believe the striker that played there is not a striker.
” He did movements, he was not bad, he is a quality player however I think with Vardy the team has more self-confidence.
” They know what they can do.
” Vardy maybe doesn’t touch the ball for 20 or thirty minutes and you do not see him however then in one 2nd, boom, he ratings.
” He was very hazardous in the game versus us and for me Vardy is one of the best strikers in the video game.
” He is really unsafe to mark and I believe Leicester need him really – this striker.
” He is really essential for the group and for me he is the finest guy in Leicester and they need him.
” However this doesn’t suggest that they are bad.
” They are a great group, they have other gamers that play well there and they are excellent like a group.
” They were losing 1-0 at Everton however they likewise produced opportunities and it is a team that don’t give up as they are also strong.”
With Vardy fit and beginning, Leicester taped a 4-1 triumph at Elland Road back in November with Vardy on the scoresheet in addition to Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans who bagged a brace including a late charge.
Asked if he felt there was anything Leeds could take benefit of second time around, Alioski said: “I think on the sides we can capitalize.
” They left space on the side where we can do something however you never ever know.
” Obviously it is easy to say we have area however in the end you need to reveal it on the pitch.
” We require to go there with the self-confidence to attempt to play our video game and with the movements that we do to open spaces that is needed and to attempt from the sides to open something.
” If it’s not open naturally we can go likewise in the middle but we need to attempt with the movements, to move, we require to move them and to produce opportunities.
” They are an excellent group in the middle, they have great quality there so they are also not bad in the counter attack so we require to be mindful on this.”
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