Leeds United coach and former Chile coach, Marcelo bielsa, once again acknowledged having a “genuine admiration” for Pep Guardiola, “A magical man” in the world of football, while he believes that “the highest praise” for a coach by a player is that he “values his sincerity”.
“Interpreting the innovative decisions that he incorporates into a game is already a way of falling in love with football, he is a magical man, what he knows how to do it costs me enormously to try and I already gave up, but I have a genuine admiration for what he does ”, expresses Bielsa during his interview in ‘Fever Pitch’, the English football magazine that broadcasts ‘DAZN’, where he shows his devotion to an“ indecipherable ”City.
On the other hand, the ‘Loco’ considers that for him “the highest praise is to have obtained, through a group of players, bringing the game he achieves closer to what football, as a sport, can generate”. “All sports have a potential for beauty that is very difficult to achieve and is much more difficult to achieve in a high proportion,” he warns.
In this sense, when it comes to thinking “of great coaches” who have known how to carry out this, he refers to his compatriot César Luis Menotti, “who made some teams where football in its beauty possibilities, he achieved them in a very high percentage across a group of players ”.
The Argentine also acknowledges that he is uncomfortable being singled out “as a reference” and ensures that “what the players, in general, value a lot and appreciate is that the coach does not lie to them” and that the greatest difficulty of a coach is that of “managing at the same time the interests of a group made up of individuals who need to coincide in common objectives, but where there are times when the objectives of one harm those of another ”. “The greatest praise is that the player values the sincerity of the coach because he recognizes him credible and gives him that condition,” he adds.
Bielsa believes that the coach faces “two great scenarios”, the one that concerns the media and what they say, which he does not see as “relevant”, and the one represented by the fan, which “is sadness or joy.” “That is the most difficult weight that a coach carries, that is what no one has too much in mind and when the game ends and you go home and lost, you have the sadness of many people in your charge “he admits.
Let’s remember that Leeds United visits Manchester City this Saturday for the Premier League. The duel is scheduled from 07:30 hours.