Hull City star sends Leeds United warning and outlines win blueprint for Elland Road

Hull City star Jean Michael Seri has been speaking ahead of his side's clash with Leeds United at Elland Road.
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Hull City star Jean Michael Seri has sent a warning to his teammates ahead of their away clash with Leeds United on Monday night. The Whites welcome a tough-looking Tigers side to Elland Road as they look to protect their unbeaten home record and take a step towards automatic promotion.

A draw on Good Friday saw Leeds gain a point on Leicester City, but the Foxes having a game in hand, Leeds do not have their fate in their own hands at this point. That said, there are twists and turns to come, and if they know that if they remain consistent, they will have every chance of sealing promotion.

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It's a similar story for Hull, who arrive at Elland Road currently in ninth place, six points outside the playoffs but with a game in hand, making this another crucial game for them and their playoff hopes. “(Leeds are a) good team, (with) good players,” Hull star Seri said ahead of this one. “What we're going to face there, is the kind of game where if you lose the ball, they're going to punish us.

"What you have to do is take care of the ball and be able to play. Don't be afraid – move, play, make those runs. If you go there knowing you're going to wait for the moment, they're going to wait for our mistakes. If we make mistakes, they punish us. We just have to recognise we're going to face a team that have good players up front. If we make one mistake, they're going to punish us. That's it.

"They're not the type of team who are going to kick the ball long and play for second balls. They're going to play because they have quality players on the pitch. What we have to do is respond, analyse them and play to meet them. It's going to be a good game, but if we want to win, we know what we have to do.”

Hull will have studied Leeds in depth, and Seri surmises that a quick start is likely from the hosts on Monday night. “They're going to attack in the first 15 minutes," added the midfielder. "What do you have to do? Take the ball from them. If you play against a team who want to attack in the first 15 minutes, you just have to keep the ball. Make them runs and make it count against them. Only in this way can you win this type of game. You cannot be afraid to play.”

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