By Pranav Shahaney

1st May, 2021 | 5:33pm

Paul Robinson slams Ezgjan Alioski performance in Brighton defeat

Amazon Prime pundit Paul Robinson has not held back in his criticism for Leeds United left-back Ezgjan Alioski in the 2-0 defeat against Brighton. 

The former Premier League goalkeeper stated that Alioski has been repeating the same mistakes all season and duly paid the punishment for it.

The Macedonian committed an error to hand Brighton a penalty which Pascal Gross duly dispatched, and overall had a forgetful afternoon at the Amex Stadium.

Discussing the contest post-game with the Amazon Prime panel, Robinson said, “I don’t think there was any doubt [it was a penalty] it was just a really soft penalty. Left-back has been a problem for Leeds all season.

“Alioski has been targeted by teams all season for his defensive inability. It’s just a silly mistake. He’s gone down, he’s committed himself and he’s put his arm round Welbeck’s leg.

“It’s unforgiveable. Yes it’s a soft penalty but it’s a penalty. I don’t know what’s going through his mind. He’s committed himself, he can clearly see what he’s doing.”

No excuses

This was one of Alioski’s worst performances in a Leeds United jersey and there’s no possible way to defend him after a game like this.

Since the first minute, he looked shaky, gave away the ball a few times early on, and failed to get his act together for the entirety of the game.

He was like a train wreck waiting to happen and unfortunately, his biggest mistake of the game came inside our penalty area.

There was no need to make a tackle like that as it’s obvious in today’s game to go down if you even feel the slightest of touches.

We’re afraid that there’s no way back for the player and Bielsa could very well drop him for the rest of the season.

With him almost certainly leaving in the summer, this wouldn’t be a great loss and it would give Bielsa the chance to try out some fresh blood.

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