Sunday December 2 2012
Bielsa hails 'powerful, stylish' Barca

Marcelo Bielsa admitted that his Athletic Bilbao side were completely overrun by Barcelona at Camp Nou last night.

The Blaugrana ran out 5-1 winners to maintain their unbeaten start to the season and break the record for the best start to a Liga campaign.

And the Argentine tactician has conceded that his men were punished by Tito Vilanova's devastating team.

“We tried to play football and build quick attacks without losing possession,” he told reporters. “But the big difference between us and them is that our attacks never thrived.

“Every time we lost the ball, we felt dizzy trying to dispossess them.”

He also commented on the similarities between this Barca side and Pep Guardiola's team.

“They are the same,” he said. “The same power, same style, and the same sense of constant unpredictability.”

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