Gjanni Alioski hopes Leeds United can spring a surprise against Tottenham Hotspur

The Whites travel to London on Saturday lunchtime.

By Joe Urquhart
Friday, 1st January 2021, 11:45 am

Gjanni Alioski is hoping Leeds United can spring a surprise against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.

Marcelo Bielsa's outfit travel to the capital to take on Jose Mourinho's side in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off..

The Whites have claimed back-to-back victories in the top flight following an emphatic 5-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion in midweek at the Hawthorns.

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Leeds United's Gjanni Alioski. Pic: Getty

Spurs, though, saw their clash with London neighbours Fulham postponed due to a number of positive coronavirus cases in the Cottagers' camp.

Mourinho's men sit seventh in the table ahead of kick-off while Leeds are up to 11th following their festive haul of six points.

Both sides will be looking to kick off the new year with a victory, and Alioski says if United stick together like they always do then they have the ability to start 2021 in style.

"We go there. We know it is Tottenham and they are the favourites," Alioski said.

"It's nice for us to take this challenge against these big teams and to try to play the football that we play against them and to try to show them that even we can do something against the big teams.

"We know they are strong and the better team individually but if we go there strong like a team all together - that makes us really strong too.

"We will go there like a team and to do the best. We will see. We know Tottenham is Tottenham."

United shared out the goals against the Baggies with four different scorers in the victory over Sam Allardyce's Albion.

Hosts midfielder Romaine Sawyers opened the scoring with an own goal before Alioski, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Raphinha all got on the scoresheet.

Sharing the load in front of goal is something Leeds must do, even with Patrick Bamford in fine form with 10 goals in 16 games this term.

"Patrick is our striker. We want him to score and we are happy when he scores," Alioski continued.

"When we can't score the other players must. For the team it is nice to have a striker that scores goals.

"To score 10 goals in the Premier League, we have a big debt that he has done this for us.

"It's a good quality in the other players and the team to have that we can score goals - even if it is not the striker."