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Leeds boss Bielsa: Why I called Man City rival Guardiola a magician

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has expanded on comments he made about Manchester City's Pep Guardiola this week.

Leeds meet City on Saturday.

"The games against teams who have the capacity to have answers or do the unexpected make the games full of surprises," he said. "When I classify Guardiola's team as magical, I wasn't calling him a magician. What I was trying to say was that in the process, he creates so many surprising attacks. Of course, this is supported by the quality of his players.

"There is a method which stimulates what they do. This is the difficult thing to expect. From the outside it looks as though the managers has done something magical.

"There's a method that unites individuality with what he proposes. This creates football full of surprises. There's nothing nicer for a spectator than to see something they did not expect. To say the opposite is when you know what's going to happen. It creates boredom."

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