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We will surprise Guardiola - Bielsa

Fri 09 April 2021 | 12:18

The Argentine coach has high hopes for the upcoming game against Manchester City.

Leeds United

boss Marcelo Bielsa has claimed that they will surprise

Manchester City

at Etihad Stadium.

The match between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw at the Elland Road Stadium in October, with Leeds' only goal in that game being scored by Rodrigo, the most expensive player in the club's history. Now, on the eve of the sensitive battle between the two teams, Bielsa claimed that they will surely surprise Guardiola and his team at the Etihad Stadium.

“The games against teams who have the capacity to have answers or do things that are unexpected make the games full of surprises,” said Bielsa.

"There's nothing nicer for a spectator than to see something they didn't expect".

The Argentine added on his previous comments about Pep Guardiola:

“When I classified Guardiola’s team or style of play as magical, I wasn’t calling him a magician,” Bielsa said.

“What I was trying to say is that in the process his team creates so many surprising attacks. Of course, this is supported by the quality of his players.

“But there is a method which stimulates what they do and this is the difficult thing to detect. From the outside it looks as though the manager has done something magical.

“What I wanted to say was it is impossible to detect how he manages this. But I know clearly there is a method that unites individuality with what he proposes."


source: SportMob