The Spaniard was filmed in a respectful embrace with the Argentine at full-time and battled to seek out the phrases to explain the competition
Regardless of Raheem Sterling’s Seventeenth-minute opener, Guardiola’s facet have been unable to shut out the competition with Rodrigo scoring a second-half equaliser for Leeds.
Metropolis have been made to pay for being wasteful within the ultimate third as they obtained simply two of their 23 photographs on track. Leeds additionally edged out Guardiola’s staff for possession and passes as they proceed to point out they will compete within the top-flight this season.
Guardiola and Bielsa exchanged a hug after the full-time whistle blew with the latter wanting to get his counterpart’s ideas on the sport – one thing the Metropolis supervisor struggled to supply so shortly.
“He stated to me ‘What’s your opinion of the sport?’ And I stated ‘After one second I’m not in a position to analyse the sport!” Guardiola advised Sky Sports post-match.
“Perhaps he is cleverer than me! I am not. I would like time to course of how was the sport, however you already know I stated that I believed it was sport, it was honest and that is why the end result was the end result.”
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Talking in a while, Guardiola would pay respect to Bielsa’s facet for not shying away from the competition.
“The method was unbelievable and it is good to face a staff like Leeds as a result of they wish to win, like they did with Liverpool. It is extremely entertaining soccer and it is fascinating for the followers,” Guardiola advised BBC’s Match of the Day.
“It was an entertaining sport for everybody. I am extremely pleased with these gamers who get pleasure from soccer and are available to this nation and play a few years at a excessive stage. That is their first pre-season collectively, we could not do it extra as a result of the opponent was so good like all Marcelo Bielsa sides.”
Bielsa himself conceded that his facet have been second finest for a lot of the sport however managed to engineer moments of dominance that was in the end rewarded.
“The beginning and the tip have been with Metropolis and the tip of the primary half and the start of the second half have been a bit higher for us,” Bielsa stated.
“For them to be superior to us is fairly straightforward for them, it does not require a lot effort, whereas for us it requires us to go to the restrict to be on their stage.
“We could not take the ball off them and so they have been taking the ball off us very simply. We did it with plenty of effort, plenty of aggression to win the ball again and the boldness in our sport grew.
“It would not have been honest if we had received the match, it could’ve been attainable, however not honest.”