Supercopa de EspaÃ±a vs Real Madrid is too important to lose itâ€”Barcelonaâ€™s Keita
Seydou Keita has urged Barcelona to clinch their third Supercopa de EspaÃ±a trophy in a row.
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.
â€œObviously, itâ€™s not a World Cup Final. But a game against Real Madrid is always important, both for the fans and for us players,â€ Seydou Keita told reporters this week.
â€œItâ€™s a final and both teams will want to win. Whatâ€™s more, itâ€™s the first official competition in the season and itâ€™s always important to start on a winning note.â€
Barcelona have won the most Supercopa de EspaÃ±a 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.
Aug 14, 201116:00
||Supercopa de España
||Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid