'We arrive to win' - Leeds United stopper Illan Meslier relishing challenge to end Aston Villa's perfect 'series'

GOALKEEPER Illan Meslier says his Whites are relishing the challenge to end Aston Villa's perfect start, declaring: "we are Leeds, we arrive to win."

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 6:18 pm

Meslier's men fell to their second reverse of the new Premier League season via Monday night's 1-0 loss at home to Wolves and just four days later United will next visit a Villa side sat second after four wins from four.

Yet French 'keeper Meslier sees Villa's perfect start as a positive in providing United with the opportunity to be the side to end that run in Friday night's Premier League showdown at Villa Park.

“It’s good for my team and my teammates to try and break the series," said Meslier, speaking to LUTV.

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UPBEAT: Leeds United's French goalkeeper Illan Meslier. Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images.

"Okay, Aston Villa have had four games and four wins.

"But now we are Leeds, we arrive to win and I hope we win against Aston Villa.”

Reflecting on Monday night's loss against Wolves, Meslier reasoned: “The Wolves game was a little frustrating because it was a good game and we dominated the opponent.

“But this can happen in the Premier League, we had the possession, but lost this game and now just the one objective is focusing on Friday for a win at Aston Villa."

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Thank you Laura Collins