FC Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo has urged his team mates to continue their focus to win all upcoming encounters as he is sure that Real Madrid will slip ‘sooner or later’.
FC Barcelona lost some key points in December to remain 4 points behind leaders Real Madrid at the time of Christmas break and question marks are now being raised over the ability of the Catalans to pose a serious challenge for Los Blancos.
FC Barcelona return from their winter break as they travel to Anoeta on this weekend and keeper Claudio Bravo has urged his colleagues to maintain the focus in order to win all 3 points.
Real Madrid are on a winning streak of 22 competitive games and currently they are the front runners to win both, the Champions League and La Liga.
“Clearly we can’t afford to have any more hiccups, we’re aware of that. Every game helps towards closing in on points, but the important thing is not to put a foot wrong, because Real Madrid will slip up sooner or later,” said Bravo. He was speaking in a press conference ahead of a game against Real Sociedad.
Claudio Bravo, who played for Real Sociedad before joining FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014, said that it will be a emotional experience for him to return to San Sabestian for the first time after leaving the club.
“It’s going to be a special game. I was there for a long time and have some unforgettable memories of Real Sociedad. I think the fans will give me a warm reception because I gave them a lot too”.
“It hurt a bit that Real Sociedad could not see a way for me to stay, but now I wish them all the best because of my affection for them. I hope Real Sociedad improve, but not against us. They have plenty of potential to get themselves in a better position.”
The FC Barcelona keeper also gave opinion about the transfer ban sanctioned by the CAS against the Catalans. Bravo said: “It’s surprising the sanction is so tough and the club can’t sign anyone until 2016. I don’t talk much about it. It’s over the top. There are sides that have other negative aspects in other matters.”