Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted that playing against Barcelona won’t be easy this time.
However, although Zidane is expecting a tough game, he feels that a tough game is exactly what Los Blancos need right now.
“Barcelona have always been strong, competitive and know how to play very nice football,” said Zidane.
“They can always make things difficult for you. I know that we’re going to have a difficult game tomorrow and that’s good for us.
“It’s the best way to turn the situation around because it’s the match we’ve got tomorrow and it’s a good match to turn things around and change the situation.
“We want to put in a good performance.
“It’s a different Clasico, but it’s still a Clasico and it’s always special.”
This will also be new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman’s first El Clasico and he feels that Madrid will fight back.
“In theory, both teams are under a lot of pressure,” said Ronald Koeman.
“Maybe in the last couple of weeks Madrid haven’t been at their level but this doesn’t mean that they are a bad team.
“They are a big team, with experienced players, who know how to cope with the pressure, and they will want more than anyone to win this match after their two defeats.”
“I don’t expect a vulnerable Madrid, I expect the opposite,” Koeman added.