Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong has talked about how the Catalan club is progressing before the El Clasico clash.
He has admitted that the game definitely won’t be easy for the Blaugrana. El Clasicos have a history of being extremely intense, with rivalry between the two teams spanning back to more than 100 years.
“It will be a really difficult game for us, Clásicos always are because Madrid are a good opponent, but we have a lot of confidence and have a great team,” De Jong admitted.
His first experience with Real Madrid was last year – and he futher revealed that El Clasicos simply have a different feel than other matches.
“I played my first Clásico 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.”
“When you play for a club like Barcelona and you don’t win a single trophy, it’s always disappointing.”
When asked about Lionel Messi, he said: “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.”
Catch Barcelona face off against Real Madrid on the 24th of October, 3 PM CET!