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"THEY ARE CANDIDATES TO WIN LALIGA"

In Vallecas they fear Barça: "It will be almost impossible..."

Published:11/08/2022 - 08:46h

Updated:11/08/2022 - 08:46h

Ivan Balliu, a former Barça youth player and current Rayo Vallecano footballer, has given an interview where he talks about the sensations of this 'new' Barça and what he expects from this Saturday's commitment

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The FC Barcelona will give initiated to the season this Saturday in front of the Ray Vallecano in the Spotify Camp Nou. After a market of signings very moved, the fans culé has some very high expectations with the new staff of Xavi Hernández and expects to compete by all the titles again. In front of this, the footballer of the Madrilenian group, Iván Balliu, has offered some statements to the newspaper 'SPORT' on the feelings that generates him play in front of this 'new' Barça.

To his 30 years, the defender of the Ray began speaking of his stage in the inferior of the Barcelona group. "They were eight years. From alevines until doing two pre-seasons with the first team. I have played with players like Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Sergi Gómez, Deulofeu... Have a very beautiful memory", affirmed the excanterano.

Also it mentioned the new incorporations but did emphasis in the leadership of Ousmane Dembélé. "It is a player of another level. A player so desequilibrante that always give you a lot of things, even the days that is a bit desconectado. It is a headache for any side, anytime wraps it to you and has goal. It is a very dangerous player. It has to be the star of this Barça", aimed Balliu.

Besides, it left clear that the Barcelona now has everything to go back to be important. "We have seen videos and have won level in all the lines. This Barça gives a bit of fear. It is a team that imposes and is clear that win in the Camp Nou this year goes to be very difficult. For me it is clear candidate to win LaLiga and probably the Champions", added the side.

Impossible mission?

Finally, it finalised his words analysing to Raphinha and what expects of the commitment of this weekend. "Raphinha Has surprised me. It is a bit like Dembélé, but with more technician and the 'jogo beautiful' of the Brazilians. It will be another headache. It will be almost impossible to repeat the of the past season", concluded, remembering that the Ray won to the culés in both commitments suspender belts in the 2021/22.

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