Garry Monk’s Leeds United beat Norwich City 3-2 on penalties in the 4th round of the EFL Cup and along with Newcastle are the only two non Premier League sides remaining in the EFL Cup.
Leeds drew Liverpool at Anfield and Newcastle drew Hull City at the KCOM Stadium and the ties will take place on Tuesday, November 29th.
Leeds’ 22 year-old Italian U-21 goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has been taking about how Leeds United are starting to come through under new manager Garry Monk and they are currently in 8th place on 24 points – 10 points behind Newcastle who lead the league.
Marco Silvestri – Leeds United 22 year-old goalkeeper
After the International break our first game is at Leeds United on Sunday 20th November and that looks like it will be a tough game for us at Elland Road.
We play 11 games between 20th November and 2nd January – which is 43 days – incredible.
Silvestri has been talking on gianlucadimarzio.com and he has offered Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle side a huge compliment after he started to talk about Leeds United:
“In the league we are only three points from the play-offs, so the team is doing well.” “I think the goal is just to point to the play-offs. We try.”
“As for the cup, however, that has now become very complicated because there are only two teams from the Championship, us and Newcastle.”
Although Benitez’s team is first, and is already a Premier League team in my opinion.” “It will be difficult for us to go through but you never know in football.”
Newcastle have surged in October and we won all 6 games last month including the win against Preston in the EFL Cup and 5 league games.
We play Cardiff City at St. James’ Park on Saturday and we need the win in that game, with the next game a very tough one at Elland Road.