Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier has issued a warning ahead of the clubs game against Rotherham United on Friday night.
The Whites are looking to extend their unbeaten run while closing the gap on the league leaders on Friday night. As it stands, Leeds sit in 3rd place, 8 points off leaders Leicester City.
Rotherham United on the other hand come into the game on Friday with just two wins this season. The Millers sacked coach Matt Taylor last week and will go into the game with interim manager Wayne Carlisle.
Carlisle has been in charge of the team this week, and said the team is ready for Friday night:
“In these situations you just have to grasp the bull by the horns. We got together pretty quickly and got a plan in place. We wanted to ensure that the players got the most professional preparation heading into a big game against Leeds United.”
Leeds’ stopper Meslier is aware that the Millers come into the game on the back of poor results, but warns that Leeds won’t be complacent:
“Each game is never easy, especially when you play against a team [Rotherham United] who are playing to avoid relegation.”
“It’s a derby and a tough game, a tough place to win, so we just have to be ready and fight for the three points.”
The Whites are ready and focused for the game on Friday night. Daniel Farke also said that Leeds will go into the game to match Rotherham’s intensity:
“It’s important to set the tone and make sure you have rhythm and play with energy. The first minutes are often decisive. When you face a side sitting deep and you take the lead, they have to open up. Sometimes you can’t choose and the opponent also wants to start on the front foot. We have to make sure our awareness level and sharpness is on a top level. We have to play with the same intensity that Rotherham will because they’re fighting relegation and be ready for the moments when we have to dig in and fight.”