Pep Guardiola heaped reward on Leeds United following an exciting draw together with his Man City facet.
An end-to-end match at Elland Highway lived as much as its high-billing of a heavyweight showdown between Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa.
The pair have a variety of mutual respect for one another and confirmed it after the ultimate whistle as they appeared to trade a couple of sort phrases.
Leeds have tailored rapidly to life within the Premier League and Guardiola was not stunned with how they performed.
When requested if he anticipated them to play so effectively, he advised talkSPORT: “We knew it. They destroyed the Championship final season. They’ve performed very well.
“They had been capable of rating three objectives in Anfield and had extra probabilities. It’s an excellent group and creates probabilities in every single place. We created too and we didn’t concede a lot.”
City began the sport the higher of the 2 sides and took the lead via Raheem Sterling however Guardiola felt his facet ought to have been additional forward.
He mentioned: “Within the first half an hour, we must always have scored three or 4 objectives. It was a implausible soccer sport and we had our moments within the first half. That they had their moments and on the finish they had been there.”
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has excessive expectations of his group and was not totally pleased with every thing he noticed from his facet.
He advised talkSPORT: “It was a really troublesome sport for us. It was troublesome for us to be on even phrases with them.
“Within the first half an hour, we had an excellent affect on the sport. After that the tempo of the sport and rhythm of the sport hindered us.
“We’ve got performed higher and worse. We need to be extra steady all through the sport. That’s what we’re on the lookout for.”