Preston manager Alex Neil had nice things to say about Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United after Leeds beat Preston 2-0 at Deepdale. Of course, since Leeds did the double over Preston, it would only be logical for him to be complimentary of the other team.
Glowing praise from Alex Neil for Leeds tonight. “They’re the only team I’ve paid a compliment to this season.”https://t.co/2bg4YyKHUV— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 9, 2019
They’re probably the only team I’ve paid a compliment to this season but I think they’re excellent and I enjoy watching them. Whatever you do against them they’ve got an alternative.
If there’s a team in the league you don’t want to go against with 10 men it’s these. They use the ball and the pitch very well.
Neil also said that he thought that Preston was still in the game before going down to 10 men, so perhaps his judgement isn’t the best.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Recap of the 2-0 win over Preston. [Through It All Together]
Pete rated the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Sheffield Wednesday beat Nottingham Forest 3-0. [BBC.com]
Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. [Cartilage Free Captain]
Liverpool beat FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the other Champions League quarterfinal played yesterday. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
AS Roma owner James Pallotta denies the rumours of an impending takeover by Qataris. [Chiesa di Totti]
Vincenzo Montella is reportedly in talks to take over as manager at Fiorentina. [Viola Nation]
Inter Milan have reportedly made contact with the representatives for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn. [Serpents of Madonnina]
Giorgio Chiellini is out of the Juventus squad to face Ajax in the Champions League. [Black & White & Read All Over]