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Pep Guardiola Admitted He Couldn't Answer Marcelo Bielsa's Full Time Question

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Pep Guardiola Admitted He Couldn't Answer Marcelo Bielsa's Full Time Question

Pep Guardiola revealed that he couldn't answer the question posed to him by Marcelo Bielsa, after their two sides played out a pulsating draw on Saturday evening.

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Manchester City and Leeds United took part in one of the most exciting 1-1 draws you're likely to see, with both teams seemingly abandoning any defending in favour of trying to win the game.

After the match Guardiola and Bielsa, who share a great mutual respect for one another, shared an embrace and a long conversation.

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The City boss was later asked what was said in the conversation and he revealed the Leeds manager asked him a question he couldn't answer. "He said to me 'What is your opinion of the game?' And I said 'After one second I am not able to analyse the game!' he told Sky Sports.

"Maybe he's cleverer than me! I'm not. I need time to process how was the game, but you know I said that I thought it was a good game, it was fair and that's why the result was the result."

City dominated early on and took the lead through Raheem Sterling after 17 minutes, however they weren't able to add to their lead during their dominance, despite many chances.

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Leeds eventually settled into the game and Bielsa made a change at half time, bringing on former City youngster Ian Poveda for Ezgjan Alioski, which changed the game.

Rodrigo, also on as an early second half sub, equalised in the 60th minute and, despite there being 35 shots in the whole game, neither side were able to score again.

Later on Saturday, speaking to Match of the Day, Guardiola was very complimentary of the opposition, saying, "The approach was incredible and it's nice to face a team like Leeds because they want to win, like they did with Liverpool. It's incredibly entertaining football and it's interesting for the fans.

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"It was an entertaining game for everyone. I'm incredibly proud of these players who enjoy football and come to this country and play many years at a high level. This is their first pre-season together, we couldn't do it more because the opponent was so good like all Marcelo Bielsa sides."

Last week Guardiola and his players had criticised Leicester City for their style, after the Foxes had beaten the Manchester side 5-2.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Leeds United

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