Pep Guardiola in a press conference of Manchester City

LOOKING TO THE CAMP NOU

Guardiola thinks that Barça has a slight advantage and reveals why he will watch the Clásico

Published:18/12/2019 - 10:06h

Updated:18/12/2019 - 10:07h

Today he is focused on his obligations in Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola is a true expert in the Clásico. The catalan said that Barça has some advantage and revealed why he will watch the game

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The calendar of the season 2019-20 arrived this Wednesday to a key date, the first duel of the course between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. After the postponement that took place the past 26 October, the two more powerful clubs of LaLiga saw the faces finally in the Camp Nou, in a key clash for the battle by the leadership and also for the fight by the title on a long-term basis, thinking in the coming months.

The one who was questioned on this subject is Pep Guardiola, that analysed a commitment in which it is an authentic expert. The Catalan lived it first like player and years later like trainer, and after accumulating successes and disappointments ensured that it would go back to loan attention to an event of world-wide scope: "I Think that Barça and Madrid arrive in a good moment. I have seen 'highlights', no all his parties, but to level of results arrive well".

"Always I have thought that in a derbi perhaps the local team has something of advantage, although never you know it of the all in this type of parties", reflexionó, giving as slightly favourites to the Barcelona but without affirming it contundentemente, because in this type of meetings also take part mental and emotional factors that reduce the distances between both applicants, so much for well as for bad.

Although it could not it be still in direct because practically it coincided with the Oxford-Manchester City of the Carabao Cup, the one of Santpedor ensured that the video will be a pending work for the next weeks, by his personal interest and also by the aims of the club, that has slope a duel against the whites in Europe: "we go It to look, of course by the curiosity and reason the Madrid is our next rival in the Champions League, to see how goes".

"The Madrid is the king of this competition. It will be an incredible proof, a special party. They remain even more of two months, will see as we arrive both teams then. If we want to step more in this competition have to confront us to these teams. It will be an incredible experience", recalcó, and confirmed that the 'sky blues' have many win to face a capital challenge in the competition.

Guardiola Undoes in praises to Zidane

To close the subject of the Classical, Guardiola spoke of trainers, and undid in praises to Zinedine Zidane, to the one who would have liked him know in his stage like footballer: "During my career like player always wanted to play with Zidane, but was not possible. When I went out of the Barça had liked me play in that Juve... But it did not give . I have not spoken a lot with him, perhaps three or four times, but my impression is that it is a big type".

"Sometimes I do not know as it is able to handle the pressure that supposes to be in a club like the Real Madrid, and does it very calm, like Valverde in the Barcelona. I could not, am not like this. I admire it a lot and it is well that people like Zidane was in the world of the football", sentenced, applauding the performance of both preparadores in two so demanding benches like the ones of the Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabéu.

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