Manchester City manager declared his love for Marco Verratti after losing 2-0 to Paris Saint Germain in the UEFA Champions League.
The English champions lost in Paris to goals from Idrissa Gana Gueye and Lionel Messi. But it was PSG’s central midfielder that truly caught Pep’s eye.
"I'm in love with him. He is exceptional," he said, according to Goal.
"Even under pressure, he manages to find those passes that allow the midfield to be free. He's not a player for long passes but you can always count on him to build the game.”
"We managed to control him better in the second half, but in the first half he was really exceptional,” the Spaniard concluded.
Meanwhile, Pep is training his men to take on Liverpool at Anfield this weekend.