‘Devastated’ Leeds star ‘apologises’ to fans after Man City loss

Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas is “devastated” after they were beaten 7-0 by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have struggled with injuries so far this term as they have been without Patrick Bamford for much of the season.

Leeds have only won three times in the Premier League this campaign. They travelled to face Man City on Tuesday night.

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The Premier League leaders hit Leeds for seven at the Etihad. Kevin De Bruyne scored a brace as they moved four points clear at the top of the table.

Leeds are five points clear of the bottom three ahead of the remaining midweek fixtures.

As quoted by the Mirror, Dallas has admitted that Leeds were not “good enough” against Man City:

“I’m devastated,” Dallas said. “Not good enough from us. I can only apologise to the travelling fans who came and who paid their hard-earned money to come and watch us.

“There’s no getting away from it, Man City are a quality side, but we shouldn’t be coming here and getting beat seven. We have no excuses.

“Everybody on the pitch was experienced. They were individual mistakes that cost us. You can’t get away with that at this level, especially coming to a place like this.”

Leeds are back in action this weekend as they face Arsenal. On this clash, Dallas added that this is now a “huge game” for the Yorkshire side:

“We’ve got to prepare as best we can. The games are coming thick and fast and we have a huge game now on Saturday against Arsenal.

“We will look back at the Man City game and see what we can do

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. If we do, we will get punished again on Saturday.”

Pep Guardiola said after his side’s 7-0 win that they had to “prepare well” to face Leeds:

“We lost five points last season when we played Leeds.

“We tried to prepare well for the game. The players, maybe they felt, that it is a more serious team than people think. I know exactly which manager conducts this team.

“The pride they have every game, with every single ball. We saw the game against Chelsea, they deserved to take at least one point. The way they fought, maybe they were a little tired as they played just two days ago.

“That is why I give credit for the victory because I am pretty sure that every opponent knows what it is to play Leeds.

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