Comments made by the Leeds United winger Ezgjan Alioski about Garry Monk this week have gotten under the skin of some Sheffield Wednesday supporters.
Speaking ahead of Leeds’ trip to Wednesday on Saturday, Alioski said – perhaps with tongue in cheek – that he does not know who the former Whites manager is.
The North Macedonia international arrived at Elland Road just weeks after Monk, the new Sheffield Wednesday boss, chose not to extend his contract there in 2017, but has faced his sides on three occasions since then – losing twice.
Nevertheless, he told The Yorkshire Evening Post: “To be honest I don’t know who is Garry Monk and I don’t watch the coach and what he is doing and what start he has had.
“I know what a team we are, I know what a coach we have and how important he is for this team and he will prepare us like every game, so I will have a lot of information about Sheffield (Wednesday) from my staff that I have here and it doesn’t matter what Garry Monk will prepare against us. I will have a lot of information from Bielsa so I will prepare good for this Yorkshire derby.”
And this is how those of a Sheffield Wednesday persuasion have reacted to Alioski’s comments, which Monk has already laughed off…
What a tool no knowledge no idea No interest in your stupid comments
— Steven Struggles (@StrugglesSteven) October 24, 2019
To be honest never heard of Alioski 🤷🏻♂️
— michael brownhill (@johnmichael1943) October 23, 2019
It’s ok, I don’t know who you are.
— Hampton 🦉 (@GrahamLevin) October 24, 2019
Who’s that little ****?
— Tim Wild (@TW_SWFC1867) October 24, 2019
Someone introduce him to Hutchinson 😁
— Simmo (@Simmo1867) October 24, 2019
There’s the team talk right there lads
— stuart joszko (@stuartjoszko) October 24, 2019
I have no idea who he is
— JamesW (@whitleyjam) October 24, 2019
— Skitzie (@Mrjones66299945) October 24, 2019
Get this up in the dressing room on Saturday @GarryMonk – They seem confident of rolling us over.
— OR_1992 (@OR19922) October 24, 2019
I knew he was a shit footballer with an even worse haircut but we can also add arrogant to the list now as well.
— George Atkin (@AtkinGeorge) October 24, 2019
Thanks for doing our team talk for us idiot!! @DominicIorfa @Forestieri45 @bazzabannan25 @kieranlee1988 @MA_Fox @GarryMonk
— Duchess (@PistolPete1867) October 24, 2019
What an arrogant [email protected]
— John Paul (@walthamowl82) October 24, 2019
First rate dick head who rolls all over the pitch at the first sign of contact,overrated like a lot of their players but rate Bielsa as a manager…very good.
— Steve (@shickey10) October 24, 2019
Hope Luongo/Hutch snaps him. What a prick
— Dem.Owls 🦉 (@SteelCityLewis1) October 24, 2019
Third-place Sheffield Wednesday will leapfrog Leeds into the automatic positions with a win at Hillsborough.
The Whites will not face their former centre-back, Tom Lees, as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
But one former Leeds player who should be involved is Barry Bannan, who had a loan spell at Elland Road in 2011.