Michael Brown lauds 'wonderful' Gjanni Alioski v Tottenham
Gjanni Alioski was back on form for Leeds United against Tottenham and he picked up plaudits from BBC pundit Michael Brown and Clive Tyldesley.
Alioski grabbed an assist for the Whites second goal, which was finished off by Bamford, and the Macedonian also played a key role in Leeds’ first.
He found Jack Harrison with a pass and the winger’s cross resulted in Stuart Dallas’ goal, and Brown was full of praise for the left-back.
He said on BBC 5 Live, “It was an easy finish in the end. Ezgjan Alioski starts it off with a wonderful pass and then Jack Harrison fizzes in a wonderful ball.
“Sergio Reguilon wasn’t sure about it and it’s almost an own goal. Hugo Lloris goes down to his left and Dallas is able to tap it in on the rebound.”
Tyldesley was equally impressed by Alisoki’s contribution for the second, saying in his talkSPORT commentary, “He teed up that goal for Bamford beautifully there.”
It was brilliant to see Alioski brush off his dreadful performance against Brighton with a much brighter showing against Tottenham.
He showed great character to overcome last week’s double disappointment of conceding a penalty and being substituted at half-time.
Noel Whelan even called Alioski a “liability” after a poor performance against Chelsea last month [BBC West Yorkshire Sport].
The cross for Bamford’s goal was perfect and a great example of the quality Alioski possesses.
It is a shame he does not display that on a consistent basis, if he did the club would probably be trying a lot harder to keep him.
Alioski looks set to leave but at least performances like this will help him leave a positive lasting memory for Leeds fans.
And it is important that any potential replacement can provide an attacking threat as the 29-year-old does.
In other Leeds United news, Steve McManaman was stunned by one Leeds player who caused ‘chaos’ in the first-half v Tottenham.