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Brighton boss Potter: Collectively Pep's Man City an amazing outfit

Brighton boss Graham Potter admits he's a fan of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Potter's battle-weary side have had little time to recover from Sunday's FA Cup exertions when they needed a penalty shoot-out to squeeze past Newport.

They now bid to steer clear of the Premier League's bottom three and head to the Etihad Stadium with a depleted squad to face City, who have won their last six matches.

“They're in a really good moment," Potter said. “The Chelsea game in particular was one of the best games I have seen from a performance perspective, they were fantastic.

“They have been solid, they don't concede much, defensively they are very sound and the fluidity that you associate with them has been getting better and better as you'd expect, they're a top team."

Potter, whose side sit one place and three points above the relegation zone, admires City's work ethic as much as their individual talent.

“They have lots of top individuals, but collectively they're an amazing outfit, all credit to Pep and his staff for that," he said.

“They've not just got the talent, the tactical flexibility, just the attacking football, there's an attitude to run, to fight, to work hard, there's a humility about the team.

“They go about their work in an amazing way, they're worthy Premier League champions for two of the last three years, they're a fantastic team."

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