Matthijs de Ligt, Bayern Munich player


De Ligt declares himself a Barça fan before the 'final'

Published:26/10/2022 - 01:40h

Updated:26/10/2022 - 01:40h

Matthijs de Ligt accompanied Julian Nagelsmann at the press conference prior to Wednesday's game against FC Barcelona. The Dutch centre-back acknowledged his admiration for the squad and the institution's values

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The party between the FC Barcelona and the Bayern Munich of the Wednesday will be very special for Matthijs of Ligt. The central was in the orbit culé in 2019, but finish fichando by the Juventus. After three seasons with the 'Vecchia Signora', the Dutch left to the Bayern Munich and, the Wednesday, will be key in an authentic 'final' for a Barça that will begin the party knowing the result of the crash between the Inter and Viktoria Plzen in Milan.

Further of the complex actuality culé, Of Ligt manifested his respect by the club in the previous press conference. "A party against the Barça never is easy, will have to have the maximum concentration and is important that are first of group and, to be it, will have to win", expressed the one of Leiderdorp, the one who besides manifested his admiration by the Barça. "It is a very strong team with a very clear philosophy and knows to create opportunities. It goes to be a party complicated because it is a club that admire a lot".

On the other hand, the central valued the present blaugrana. "They have begun a project with the philosophy of Xavi, in LaLiga are playing a big football, although in the Champions have not gone him the things so well and do not know if we are above the Barça in this moment. They have improved a lot with regard to the past year", commented an Of Ligt that also recognised that, to win in the Spotify Camp Nou, will have to play better of what did it in the gone in Munich.

His relation with Frenkie and the crash with Lewandowski

On the other hand, the player of the Bayern spoke on his relation with his compatriot Frenkie of Jong, the one who probably will be to title the Wednesday. "I speak a lot of with Frenkie, know it from the Ajax. Had a start of season that was not easy, but is going him well in the last parties; it is playing and having prominence and is a magic player and sure that it will be important for the Barça and the Dutch selection", added Of Ligt.

Another key point for the Dutch will be his personal duel with Robert Lewandowski. "Always you have respect by a player like Robert, had a good time in the Bayern and when you play against a player like him. You have to be smart and do it all very and will try to brake him", expressed the defender, the one who also thinks that, without mattering the result of the Inter-Plzen, the Barça will go out to try win the party. "There will be 90.000 people in the stadium that go to motivate them and have to be prepared to battle against the Barcelona", putnualizó.

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