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Guardiola: 'I haven’t told the players anything new from past years ahead of El Clasico at Real Madrid. I haven’t asked for anything special. I’ve only asked them to be bold and to interpret the game. We’ve always gone there with the intention of being ambitious and winning the match. Without being bold you cannot hope do to well'


Guardiola: 'I haven’t told the players anything new from past years ahead of El Clasico at Real Madrid. I haven’t asked for anything special. I’ve only asked them to be bold and to interpret the game. We’ve always gone there with the intention of being ambitious and winning the match. Without being bold you cannot hope do to well'

Guardiola: 'We must defend well, have good transitions, move the ball around well, find spaces, and be attentive and quick. Even with all of this we must be sharp. in past few days we have been focused on maximising our understanding of Madrid and their possible tactical variations.

Guardiola: 'I think Madrid will come out to pressure high up the pitch, they’ve done well in the past with this strategy, but we will be ready for any situation. Last year we played against each other five times. I haven’t forgotten what happened then or in the Super Cup. We know each other well and we have to play a near perfect game to beat them'

Guardiola: 'Whoever is behind always needs it a little bit more. It’s obvious that we have a lot to play for. The game won’t be definitive, but it is important. If you aren’t aware of the importance of a match at the Barnabéu, it’s difficult to come away with anything positive'

- Preparing for El Clasico is the most nerve-wracking and, at the same time, exciting time of the year. Yes, titles like the Copa Del Rey or Champions League can also be won during a season but La Liga is the club's bread and butter, the competition fans spend more time watching: The yearly showdown against Real Madrid is part of Cules' day-to-day life, the moment everyone is waiting for.

For most teams, facing Los Blancos at the Bernabeu is a nightmare. For Barça, it's a chance to make history. Again.

1000000% BLAUGRANA: WIN WIN WIN!!!!!!!!!!!