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José | "We must keep our feet on the ground"

Manager urges for focus against promotion-chasing Leeds

11 March 2019

José Gomes has called on the Royals to focus their attention on the threat of Leeds United on Tuesday, reiterating his point that his squad must stay grounded in the run-in.

After securing back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a dramatic late winner against Wigan at the weekend, attention turned almost immediately to Marcelo Bielsa's side and their arrival in RG2. 

Leeds have won four of their last five in the Championship, sitting just two points off league leaders, Norwich City, with 10 games remaining this season.

Although immediate attentions for the Royals are different to their promotion-chasing opponents, Gomes says three points are still achievable on the night.

"We know the targets we want, we're fighting for that, working daily to achieve these targets. On Tuesday we have another big game, a very tough and very difficult game against Leeds United.

"They're playing very good football, they have a very good offensive dynamic and it will be a very difficult game. We must prepare to try and get these three points.

"We had no time to celebrate Wigan because on Tuesday we're playing again. We must keep our feet on the ground and think how we must be prepared, recover properly and be ready for this big challenge.

"We will give our best and I really believe that, if we give the maximum we have inside us, we can get these three points.

"I feel very happy with the way my players are working. This dynamic, the team spirit, they have been showing it in the last two games.

"We must put the focus in our team. We know we gave a very good step on Saturday, an important step, but we have a long way in front of us. Anything can happen, we cannot relax."

Leeds United
Sky Bet Championship

Leeds United

Tuesday 12th March, 8pm (Madejski Stadium)


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