Barcelona head coach Quique Setien dismisses Real Madrid as being the most preferred for La Liga this season.
“Many league titles have been decided on details, in final minutes, in situations that neither of the two teams are able to control,” he told a news conference.
“We’re just as much favourites as Real Madrid. They have got a three-point advantage but we’ve got a game there at the Bernabeu and when that moment comes we’ve got a lot of expectation.
“We know the importance of the game and of course we’ll go all out for it.”
Quique Setien and his style have been likened to that of Jose Bordalas, Getafe’s head coach. But Setien defended that by saying that while Getafe has had that style for a while, Barcelona just recently adopted it.
“It’s clear that we have two different styles. Barca have been playing like this for years, Getafe are playing the way they have been for years,” he said.
“The important thing is your plan and way of doing it overcomes the opposition
“We’re clear in what we’re playing for and how we play. What you have to do, you must to well and I think both of us do that.”
“The difficult thing for every club is to stay at the top. I don’t know if it’s us and Madrid or Getafe [as well], who are on a great run.” said the Barca boss.
“The difficult thing is to keep up that run. There are some difficult games coming up for them in Europe that might take something out of their power in LaLiga.
“Getafe last year stayed up there and this year they’re still up there. I don’t know if this form is going to be enough to catch us and Real Madrid but we have to consider them rivals.”