Pep Guardiola has praised brave managers like Scott Parker and Graham Potter who try to play his way with teams with lesser qualities.
“Since day one, they have Fulham have played incredibly well,” Guardiola told his pre-match press conference.
“They were relegated with Scott at the end of the season and after that, they were promoted.
“In English football, there are incredibly good managers such as Graham Potter at Brighton and Scott at Fulham.
“Many of them have courage to play. In my fifth season in England, I have never seen the lower teams with this quality of play.
“We saw it with Southampton. The way they play is incredible. I saw it here with Fulham earlier this season.
“The pace they play with, the organisation – a real tough, tough opponent.
“Even the games when they didn’t have success with the results, like Brighton, always the way they played us positively. It’s a challenge for us on Saturday.”
Managers are always the ones blamed if the team plays bad and hence for the bosses of Fulham and Brighton to try to bring in classy football with massey players deserves special respect and massive encouragement.