FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that the game against fierce rivals Real Madrid is like a battle and they have to perform better than their opponents in every area.
The game between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is considered as the biggest game of club football and Iniesta is well aware of the importance of this game.
Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS Sports ahead of Saturday’s game, Iniesta said that: “It’s a footballing battle. We have to be better in every area in order to beat Real Madrid.”
“It’s difficult to know what to expect, as generally it’s the intricate details which define these games. At any point of the match things can swing one way or the other. We want to take advantage of our strengths, be effective and play well in order to win. It’s never easy to play Real Madrid at their home ground”.
Real Madrid captain had Iker Casillas said few day ago that Ronaldo is in a better shape than Messi. But Iniesta refused to agree with his countryman. “Each person has their own perspective. Casillas rates his team-mate as I do mine, not just Leo Messi. This is not a question about one or two individual players, but about the whole team”.
FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is expected to start Saturday’s game with four midfielders and Iniesta sees no problem with that, as long as the players maintain the fluidity of the game. “It doesn’t matter who plays, what’s important is that we play well with fluidity. It’s not just a question of retaining possession which can help towards winning the game. The whole team needs to contribute in generating chances”.
El Clasico Should Be Played On Sunday: Ronaldo
Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo believes that a game against FC Barcelona is a biggest event of the year and it should be played on Sunday’s.
“I don’t really understand why we are playing on Saturday after having played tonight. They don’t take care of the details, and El Clásico is the most important game.”
“I don’t get it, big games like El Clásico need to been looked at in another way – it should really be played on Sunday, not Saturday at 6. Any professional will tell you that it’s not the same having two days to recover from a game like this than having three days”.
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