'Not surprising' - Robin Koch sounds ominous Leeds United warning and makes Burnley vow
ROBIN Koch says Leeds United will be well prepared for a completely different test to Tottenham against Burnley but has sounded an ominous note about his side's continued improvement.
Leeds bounced back from a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Brighton with last weekend's 3-1 victory at home to Champions League-chasing Spurs in which Koch felt United produced one of their best displays yet of the Premier League campaign.
On the back of his side's continued development in training, German international centre-back Koch said the nature of his side's performance against Tottenham actually came as no surprise.
Something very different now awaits in Saturday's lunchtime kick off at a physical and direct Burnley side but Koch says Bielsa's Whites will arrive having fully completed their homework and with confidence flowing.
"When you come out from a game against Tottenham and play really well, you are confident as a team," said Koch.
“We know this game is completely different than our last one.
"We have to prepare well this week and know that this game will be different.
“We’re working on it all week and preparing our next opponent like all the weeks before, so I am sure we will be well prepared for the game.”
Burnley sit 15th in the Premier League table but Sean Dyche's Clarets are now mathematically safe from relegation following Monday night's 2-0 victory at Fulham who were consequently consigned to the drop.
Just under 48 hours earlier, Leeds impressed in beating interim boss Ryan Mason's Spurs side to strengthen their hopes of sealing a top-half finish.
The Whites sit in tenth place and Koch has warned that Leeds are continually only getting better.
Reflecting on the display against Spurs, Koch said: "I think it was a great game from all of the team and now some days later, you have some time to think about the game and it was one of the best we’ve played this season.
“I think we improve every day as a team and at the end of the season, to do a game like this, it’s for me nothing special because you train every day with these guys and the connection gets better.
“We keep learning every day in training, so for me, it is not surprising.
"We know what we can show on the pitch, this was a really good performance but I am still not surprised.”
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Thank you Laura Collins