Pep Guardiola is back at his usual participation at press conferences. Ahead of the Leeds game, Pep was asked about a numerous of subjects. He spoke on Bielsa, the game tomorrow, and much more.
Let’s dive in-
“I think he’s (Bielsa) is probably the person I admire the most in world football as a manager and as a person,” Guardiola declared.
“I think he is the most authentic manager all the time in terms of how he conducts his teams, he is unique. No one can imitate him, it’s impossible.
“My teams won more titles than him, but in terms of knowledge of the game, I am away from him. It is a good present, a good gift to have him in the PL.
“His teams are a joy to watch, how honest they are, and they always try to produce good football for spectators. It’s good to have him here.”
“Today was the first day he [Gundogan] came back to the locker room, but he didn’t train with us,” said Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.
“He will train with us during the international break and we will see.”
“He [Dias] trained twice - yesterday and today,” said Pep.
“He settled good. He is part of the team, we have a training session this afternoon.”
“Against Leeds, they are completely different to any other team in the Premier League,” added Guardiola.
“We have to play our game. There are many, many aspects in a game. We have to control it.
“They are a team, fight for each other, defend a lot around the box. They have a good build up. At the right moment, they arrive with a lot of players.
“I played three times against Marcelo at [Athletic] Bilbao, and every game was so difficult.”
Safe to say the best of Leeds will be brought tomorrow and they will get up big time for the match.
Pep and his men should be ready.