Barcelona winger Raphinha has admitted he’s feeling nervous forward of his first La Liga Clasico towards Actual Madrid, however insists it’s Los Blancos who should be ‘cautious’ on this one.
Regardless of struggling within the Champions League, Barça have performed properly domestically, profitable seven consecutive league video games since opening the season with a 0-0 draw again in August.
That run of type, which has included 5 successive wins by which they scored a minimum of three objectives, has put the Catalans prime of the desk forward of Actual – each groups have the identical variety of factors, however Barça’s superior aim distinction is the tiebreaking issue for now.
“I am a little bit anxious concerning the Clasico, however I am high quality with my head,” Raphinha mentioned, through Marca.
“We’re leaders. I am not saying concern, but when anybody must be a little bit cautious, it is them. We’re assured and we’ll do every little thing attainable to win.”
Technically, it isn’t truly the primary Clasico that Raphinha has performed in. The €60m Brazilian was concerned and even scored the one aim when the fierce rivals met in a pre-season pleasant in Las Vegas in the course of the summer season.
Victory for Barcelona on the Bernabeu on Sunday could be an enormous assertion, particularly within the wake of extra European disappointment that has left them dealing with early Champions League elimination for the second season in a row.