Man City manager Pep Guardiola reserved praise for his Hull counterpart ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The Blues welcome Marco Silva’s men to the Etihad Stadium in a crucial encounter for both ends of the table.
City seek three points to cement a top four spot, while the Tigers will look to continue their recent improved form and distance themselves from the relegation zone.
Guardiola explained he knew of Silva before he arrived in England and has been impressed with his work.
“I know this manager from when he was in Greece,” he told press.
“He is making an outstanding job.
“I like the way Hull play. They have players with a lot of talent and I admire the way they want to play.
“They are very offensive.”