Pep Guardiola has claimed that Leeds United are the worst opponents for Manchester City as they hunt a famous quadruple this season.
The Whites travel to the Etihad Stadium in between two Champions League games against Borussia Dortmund for the Citizens, and the Spaniard isn’t ready for that.
Marcelo Bielsa nearly masterminded a huge win in the reverse fixture, only for Ederson to make numerous incredible saves to earn his side a draw in West Yorkshire.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola wasn’t looking forward to the prospect of facing the Whites again this season.
“Leicester: 2-5 at home, how strong they are. And after, Champions League. And after, Leeds. Leeds is the worst opponent we can play between the Champions League [legs]. The worst,” he said.
“We have 14 points and one game more so maybe it is 11. Still, we have to win four or five Premier League games and in knockout games, everything can happen.”
After the 1-1 draw at Elland Road earlier in the season, Kyle Walker famously claimed that it was like a basketball game playing against the Whites and that phrase has stuck ever since.
Manchester City are on another level right now and have stormed ahead in the Premier League with that incredible winning run that recently came to an end.
Playing as open as we do at the Etihad could be a huge risk, but it could also bring huge rewards should we take our chances and City don’t.
Leeds kept more possession in that crazy draw, and make nearly triple the number of tackles according to WhoScored as they really got stuck in; something City didn’t like.
With Liverpool and Manchester United to come after this huge game, it could be a rollercoaster April for the Whites; strap in.
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