Ruben Dias Attempted A Bizarre Defending Tactic Against Leeds, We Still Don't Know What He Was Thinking
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Manchester City centre-back Ruben Dias looked like he was performing a burpee while trying to defend his goal in Tuesday night's Premier League clash against Leeds.
Pep Guardiola's side picked up all three points at the Etihad as goals from Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne , Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and Nathan Ake secured an emphatic 7-0 victory.
The Blues were rarely troubled by Marcelo Bielsa's side, who sit just five points above the relegation zone in 16th place after a poor start to the season.
Must be pretty demoralising playing against @ManCity. Not only is there every likelihood you'll get hammered, but you also hardly get a kick of the ball.
- Gary Lineker :blue_heart: (@GaryLineker) December 14, 2021
City, meanwhile, extended their lead at the Premier League summit to four points, picking up another clean sheet thanks to the efforts of Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nathan Ake.
Ruben Dias also produced a solid display, although a quite bizarre piece of defending at 3-0 up has gone viral.
As you can see in the footage below, the Portuguese centre-back successfully blocks an incoming cross from Junior Firpo.
The ball then falls to Jack Harrison, who struggles to find a man in the box because of Dias' unusual defending methods. Well, it worked... kind of?
Ruben Dias - The Art of Defending pic.twitter.com/79syOsM110
- Dan (@GoldenBaldieSzn) December 14, 2021
We know Dias is not short of confidence. Earlier this year, he showcased incredible belief in his own ability by claiming to be the best Portuguese defender of all time.
"Can it be me?" the former Benfica centre-back responded when asked on the Premier League's official YouTube channel who the best Portuguese defender is.
"Yes," came the reply. "Then it is me."
He was then asked about Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career during his spell at Stamford Bridge. "He is also fantastic," Dias said. "But to be better you have to believe it first."
Great performance from all today! +3 and one more clean sheet. Let's keep the energy coming! :muscle: pic.twitter.com/dV7YwELAT9
- Rúben Dias (@rubendias) December 14, 2021
:speaking_head: ' Rúben Dias when asked 'who is the best ever Portuguese defender?':
"Can it be me?
:speaking_head: ' Presenter: Yes.
"Then it is me."
:speaking_head: ' Presenter: "What about Ricardo Carvalho?"
"Also fantastic, but to be better you have to believe it first." pic.twitter.com/B0SluoMiOa
- City Chief (@City_Chief) May 15, 2021
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