In the build up to this Saturday’s Clasico match against eternal rivals Real Madrid, ex Barca coach Pep Guardiola has said that he “hopes Barca win on Saturday”.
Yes, Guardiola will be following closely the Nou Camp Classic. The new Bayern Munich manager is clear: “Of course I want and hope Barcelona win. I came from there, but it will be a tough match for both sides.”
As for the game against Viktoria Pilsen last night, Pep was asked who should be the penalty taker: “It should have been Robben, but Ribery decided to take it. It didn’t matter because we have three penalty takers.”
But Guardiola was not happy with the game: “We must be better. This stadium deserves much more, this was not enough”.
Meanwhile, planning for the big game on Saturday is underway in Barcelona and one of its stars looks like he’ll be doubtful for the big match.
Gerard Piqué did not train with the rest of his teammates. The centre-back, who returned to the field at the San Siro against AC Milan following his absence in Pamplona, went straight to the clinic to undergo some medical tests.
Pique has sprained the hamstring in his left leg and is expected to focus on specific work today, Thursday, and be back with the rest of the squad for tomorrow’s training session.