Tony Pulis spoke to the press on Friday morning in his pre-Leeds United media conference at Rockliffe.
Boro welcome second-place Leeds to the Riverside on Saturday afternoon (1pm), with over 30,000 tickets already snapped up.
The Boro boss discussed Leeds, his opposite number Marcelo Bielsa and more.
Watch the media conference in full in the video player above.
"I think they've been fantastic and a breath of fresh air in the way that they play, the way they go about things and he's (Marcelo Bielsa) interesting, he's different and I find him really refreshing."
On Marcelo Bielsa
"He's clever in what he does and there's all sorts of stuff going on in his mind. He gets on with what he gets on with and I get on with what I get on with. I've always been a hard-working person who looks at things in depth and I've always tried to achieve the best results. That's always been my remit as an individual, and I think Marcelo is the same. He works really hard to get the best out of everyone and I find him an interesting character."
On Leeds' Style
"They're very similar - they'll play long, they'll play short but they play very similar and they mix it up. They've got good rotation and they certainly work hard. He gets everyone up to a certain level and they have to perform to a certain level physically to be in his team."