Leeds United travel to the King Power Stadium on Friday evening to face table-topping Leicester City in what is one of the most hotly-anticipated Championship matches of the season so far.
And, despite Leeds currently sitting in third place – 14 points behind Friday’s hosts – forward Wilfried Gnonto is confident that the Whites team is looking forward to the contest just as much as the fans and neutrals alike.
With Daniel Farke’s side currently having registered four wins out of their last five matches, there is certainly cause to be optimistic amongst the Elland Road faithful.
Yet, considering the Foxes’ record-breaking start to the season following their relegation from the Premier League last term – one which sees them on 39 points after winning 13 out of 14 league matches – there is no denying that Friday’s clash represents the toughest one that Leeds have had to face up to this point.
In his pre-match press conference yesterday afternoon Whites manager Farke insisted that his side would be travelling with respect but not fear in regards to their opponents, and this appears to be a sentiment shared by his side.
“I think we are buzzing, it’s a great game,” Gnonto told LUTV.
“They’re in top form and at the top of the league. When you start to play football, you want to play these type of games.
“I feel like this is the best moment to do it because we are in top form and they are also good at the moment.
“We try to go into every game with the same way, we want to win, we know we have the quality and the players to do it, on the pitch and the bench as well.
“If we just go into the game the same way and with the same mentality, we can win.”
Any sort of result from Friday’s fixture would be viewed as a positive for Farke and his side as they attempt to chip away at the remarkable points total accrued by the runaway league leaders, but a victory would be a real statement of intent that Leeds are not prepared to give up on achieving an automatic promotion spot just yet.