Thomas Christiansen makes a joke regarding Pierre-Michel Lasogga

Athletic Bilbao's coach Ernesto Valverde (R) and Apoel's coach Thomas Christiansen stand on the sideline during the Europa League football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs APOEL Nicosia at...

Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored for Leeds United against Burton Albion in the Championship on Saturday.

Apoel FC's head coach Thomas Christiansen attend a training session in Copenhagen on August 15, 2016 on the eve of the Champions League play off football match against FC Copenhagen.

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen has jokingly suggested to The Yorkshire Post that he will tell Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s wife not to have their baby until after Tuesday night.

Lasogga made his debut for Leeds on Saturday afternoon following his move from Hamburg on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old striker scored twice for the Whites, as the West Yorkshire outfit hammered Burton Albion 5-0 at Elland Road in the Championship.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga reacts after Nicolai Mueller scored during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in...

It was a dream debut for the German, who is a replacement for Chris Wood, who left Leeds for Premier League club Burnley in the summer.

The Whites will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Birmingham City at Elland Road in the Championship.

Birmingham are struggling at the moment and are just above the relegation zone, and the Elland Road faithful will be expecting maximum points.

Leeds head coach Christiansen has jokingly said that he will ask Lasogga’s wife not to have their baby until after Tuesday night so that the striker is able to play against the Blues.

Pierre Michel Lasogga (L) of Hamburg and Ilkay Guendogan (R) of Dortmund compete for the ball during the First Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and  Borussia Dortmund at...

“I have to have a direct line with his wife to tell her not to have it until Tuesday night,” Christiansen jokingly told The Yorkshire Post.

About Lasogga’s performance against Burton on Saturday afternoon, Christiansen said: “He’s a very good striker and he proved that today in his first appearance.

“He scored two nice goals but he also combined well and held the ball up which is very important.

“It was a good game, not only from him but also the rest of the players. As a striker you need the confidence to prove your skills and today was a good start for him.

“He started the game after only a few days with the team and his performance and two goals will help him a lot to get that confidence.”

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