Pep Guardiola says Leeds United will be worst possible opponents for quadruple-chasing Manchester City

PEP Guardiola says Leeds United will provide the worst possible opponents for his quadruple-chasing Manchester City side after the international break.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 5:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 6:00 pm

Runway Premier League leaders City are still fighting on four fronts as Guardiola's side are through to the Champions League quarter-finals, FA Cup semi-finals and League Cup final.

City, who are 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League, will return to action after the March internationals on Saturday, April 3 with an away league fixture at third-placed Leicester City who beat Guardiola's outfit 5-2 at the Etihad back in September.

The two midweek legs of City's Champions League quarter final against German giants Borussia Dortmund are then next on the horizon - either side of the league visit from Marcelo Bielsa's 11th-placed Whites on Saturday, April 10.

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NOT THEM AGAIN: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola during October's breathless 1-1 draw against Leeds United at Elland Road. Photo by JASON CAIRNDUFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

City were held to a 1-1 draw at Elland Road back in October in a breathless contest resembling a basketball match and Guardiola says Leeds are the worst team his side could face in the middle of two Champions League games.

"When we come back, (we are) two months until the end of the season and every game is closer to winning titles but still there are many, many games," said Guardiola, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

“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."

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