Gjanni Alioski outlines plan for Leeds United change as 'hurting' Whites prepare for Newcastle United clash

GJANNI Alioski says Leeds United were left hurt by defeat at home to Brighton and are hungry to right the wrongs ahead of Tuesday's clash against Newcastle United at St James' Park.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 24th January 2021, 5:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th January 2021, 5:38 pm

Leeds approached last weekend's hosting of Brighton looking to bounce back from a 3-0 reverse at Tottenham Hotspur and defeat by the same scoreline at League Two side Crawley Town in the FA Cup third round.

Victory against the Seagulls would also have completed a clean sweep of wins against sides in the bottom six but 12th-placed Leeds were undone by Neil Maupay's strike from a neat move in the 17th minute.

Leeds will now finally return to action with Tuesday evening's clash at Newcastle and Alioski says change will be afoot in United's bid to return to winning ways.

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HURTING: Gjanni Alioski, above, and Leeds United after last weekend's 1-0 defeat against Brighton at Elland Road. Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images.

"We are a team that are hungry for a good performance and to get wins," Alioski told LUTV.

"When we lose we are always disappointed because we know what we can do as a team and sometimes we can get it.

"Of course it hurt us but what is good in the team here and with the staff and everybody around this team and the club is we don't give up.

"We know we have other games.

"We are going to change something for the next games and we are going to try the best to get the best results and the best way now is to win the next game to get the mood and everything how it needs to be.

"Even if it's not like this, because it's football, everything can happen, everything is possible.

"When you see what happens around the world, favourite teams lose and now football has changed a lot.

"You don't have a favourite team any more, everything can happen.

"Every game is like the last game so you need to take it very importantly like we do.

"We were disappointed but now we have had ten days to work on this.

"We always give our maximum for the next game and we are focused."

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