Supercopa de España vs Real Madrid is too important to lose it—Barcelona’s Keita
Seydou Keita has urged Barcelona to clinch their third Supercopa de España trophy in a row.
Seydou Keita is hoping Barcelona won't stumble to defeat against Real Madrid.
Barcelona will travel to Real Madrid for the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on August 14 before hosting Los Blancos on August 17. Ahead of this two-legged contest, midfielder Seydou Keita has underlined the importance of winning for the sake of great momentum.
“Obviously, it’s not a World Cup Final. But a game against Real Madrid is always important, both for the fans and for us players,” Seydou Keita told reporters this week.
“It’s a final and both teams will want to win. What’s more, it’s the first official competition in the season and it’s always important to start on a winning note.”
Barcelona have won the most Supercopa de España titles and are the current champions. They beat Sevilla 5-3 on aggregate last year after suffering a real scare in the first leg as they had lost 3-1 away from home.
The Catalans are arguably favorite to triumph this year as well but no-one will dare taking Real Madrid lightly. Los Blancos are a much better side now, according to Xavi, and their pre-season results so far have been fantastic with Cristiano Ronaldo on top of his form.
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