“Guardiola is a magical man,” he said. Marcelo Bielsa, in the run-up to the duel that his Leeds will have this Saturday, when he visits Pep’s Manchester City for the Premier League. And that praise, short but direct, reached the ears of the Spanish DT, who returned the wall with total sincerity.
“I am overwhelmed, I feel weird, he is a great competitor, I will try not to be weak after those words because he can do whatever he wants, I’m overwhelmed, I don’t know if it’s because he’s the most honest person … “, started a Guardiola between surprised and excited by Bielsa’s praise. But that was not all.
“When I get a chance to talk to him, I’m sure what he says is what he believes. He doesn’t say or do anything for the media or for repercussions. That’s why I’m overwhelmed, because everyone knows the respect and admiration, the way it helped me in my early days and will always be in my heart, that’s why I always say ‘wow’. I feel that I do not deserve it because a person who can look for or decipher the secrets of what you are going to do or how you are going to play, is him “, added Pep. Tremendous. A mutual admiration that crosses shirts and nationalities.
It is Saturday, from 12.30 British time, 8.30 in Argentina, City will seek to take another step thinking about the title, while Leeds go for the blow at someone else’s home to clear the positions below and aim to finish as high as possible: is eleventh, nine points behind last place in the Europa League, but with several teams in between. Dreaming costs nothing.
Guardiola praised Loco Bielsa.
“From his work ethic, his knowledge of the game, I know how tough it is going to be, but luckily we are prepared to compete, because in addition to this, we are three games away from being champions and tomorrow we have another opportunity to take a big step, “completed Guardiola, another madman of the game.