Thomas Christiansen's response to Garry Monk question will please Leeds fans

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Leeds United beat Middlesbrough 2-1 today in the Championship.

APOEL's headcoach Thomas Christiansen looks on during the UEFA Champions League group stages play-off football match between Cyprus' APOEL Nicosia and Denmark's FC Copenhagen on August 24,...

Whites boss Thomas Christiansen addressed the media after his side's impressive 2-1 win over Boro today, and responded to a question asking him if he had any sympathy for Garry Monk, following the hostile reception that he received from the home fans, as quoted by ITV Sport.

Leeds jumped up to seventh in the Championship table after their win today, just one place behind Middlesbrough, and the wave of optimism that surrounded Elland Road at the start of the season seems to have returned once again.

APOEL's Danish coach Thomas Christiansen looks on ahead of their UEFA Europa League Group B football match between Cyprus' APOEL Nicosia and Kazakhstan's FC Astana on September 15, 2016,...

Christiansen had found himself under heavy pressure heading into the game against the Teesside outfit, but his side's three points will give him some breathing space, as he looks to guide them back into play-off contention.

Monk, on the other hand, will be bitterly disappointed to leave his former home with nothing to show for his side's efforts.

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The 38-year-old received harsh treatment from the Whites faithful throughout the game, and Christiansen responded to reporters when asked if he had any sympathy for his opposite number, as quoted by ITV Sport:

Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

"No. Garry or me, we are not playing. It's the players who have to respond on the pitch."

Next up for the west Yorkshire outfit is a trip to league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night, and a win at Molineux really would kick-start their campaign.

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