Marcelo Bielsa praises Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on October 5, 2019 in London, England.

Ezgjan Alioski was in action for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United against Birmingham City at Elland Road at the weekend.

Darnell Furlong of West Bromwich Albion and Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road on October 1,...

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has spoken highly of Ezgjan Alioski following the match against Birmingham City at the weekend, as quoted in Leeds Live.

The West Yorkshire outfit got the better of Birmingham 1-0 at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday.

Alioski started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, and Bielsa was pleased with the display produced by the 27-year-old North Macedonia international, who can operate as a winger or as a left-back.

Bielsa told Leeds Live about Alioski after the match: “He played with a lot of energy. He defended a lot and attacked a lot as well. And after the link well the attack and the defence.

“He has played a great match against Poland and he took a long time to play like that. Today, he repeated a great performance of the match he played against Poland.”

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road on October 19, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Good performance

Alioski does not always have the end product, but one thing that he can never be accused of is not working hard and giving his all on the pitch.

The 27-year-old could have etched his name on the scoresheet against Birmingham and got into some very good positions, but the final ball was always lacking.

According to WhoScored, the North Macedonia international took five shots of which two were on target, played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 82.4%, took 69 touches, and made three tackles and one clearance.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United scores

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