Atletico Madrid Defender Optimistic Can Beat Barcelona
Atletico Madrid will host Barcelona in a La Liga match on Saturday (14/10/2017), at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Atletico hope to reap the full points in front of his own supporters.
Associated with that, Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran hopes his team-mates can put out their best performances when they host Barcelona.
The pace of Barcelona in La Liga 2017-2018 unstoppable after always winning seven matches that have been passed. Lionel Messi and his colleagues drew 23 goals and only twice the ball lodged in the Blaugrana goal.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid also has a slick record on La Liga this season. Diego Simeone’s foster children have not been unbeaten since the start of the season.
“We can beat them but we are obliged to give the best, Barcelona have a great team and some fantastic players.” Messi makes a difference, Andres Iniesta has found his best game while Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba are both very good, “said Juanfran.
“We must fight their strength and believe in our own ability, even if we concentrate and be at the top of the game, Barcelona can still hurt.”
“As a team we have to win but Barcelona is not just Messi, they are a seeded team and have a great start in La Liga,” said Juanfran
Meanwhile, if you look at the last five meetings, Barcelona gain two victories while Atletico Madrid won one game.
Source: Football Espana