It’s Clasico week. Which means one thing, Barca players talking about measured levels of confidence heading into the match. This time around its Frenkie de Jong.
He chatted about the match as a narrative and how difficult it would be. “It will be a really difficult game for us, Clasicos always are because Madrid are a good opponent, but we have a lot of confidence and have a great team,”
“I played my first Clasico at Camp Nou last year and you feel it’s a different game compared with others. You know the entire world is speaking about this game for weeks.”
He then talked about not winning a trophy last year and continuing to play with Lionel Messi.
“When you play for a club like Barcelona and you don’t win a single trophy, it’s always disappointing.”
“It’s always good to have someone like Messi in the team because he’s the best in the world. I want to play well and be an important part of the team, to help the team win trophies this season. At Barça, you always have to try and fight for every trophy.”
Barca head into the match after a big win over Ferencvaros in the Champions League, while Real Madrid are in action later against Shakhtar Donetsk.