Real Madrid’s Lucas Vázquez insists Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema & Cristiano Ronaldo have nothing to envy Messi, Suarez & Neymar ahead of El Clasico.
Although Madrid are 10 points behind their rivals in La Liga, and lost the first Clasico of the year 4-0 at the Bernabeu, Vázquez insists Real Madrid are not intimidated by going to Camp Nou.
“The BBC has nothing to envy to MSN,” he is quoted by Marca. “Barcelona do not intimidate us. We are Real Madrid and we go to all stadiums to win. The MSN are three great players but the BBC are also spectacular and have nothing to envy. They are players who make a difference and show that game after game.”
“(La Liga) is complicated but Saturday we need to have a good game, work well and we get a good result. There will be chances. While there is life, there is hope. Eight games remain and in football you never know what can change without rhyme or reason from one moment to another and we must be prepared.”
After the international break, Real Madrid will hope their side will be rejuvenated. Bale wasn’t called upon by Wales, while James Rodriguez who has been on the periphery this season showed his class as Colombia dismantled Ecuador. But there is still the matter of a 4-0 defeat earlier in the season.
“The first leg (the first Clasico) was a blow. We now want to win there. It is more than a rematch. We want to win the game at all costs. We are not intimidated by Barcelona. We have respect for all our rivals but we are Real Madrid and we go to all stadiums to win and Nou Camp is no different.”
“I am very happy with how things are going for me and I hope to continue improving for the team. The selection is huge. Hopefully the coach will call me but I think it is complicated. James is spectacular. With his selection we had to very good games and that will help us continue. Zidane tells me to continue as he is pleased with me and continue to work for the team. It gives me confidence. ”
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