Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has declared his team’s readiness to face fellow Spanish side, Barcelona in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup clash.

Barcelona will welcome Madrid to the Camp Nou for the first leg of the game.

“Our obligation is to give as much as possible and go to Barcelona to win,” said the Real Madrid coach at a press conference.

Zidane also pointed out that the competition has another value as it gives a team a chance of claiming another trophy.

“It has a special value because it is another trophy. We know that playing against Barcelona is something else. For me it does not change anything. We are prepared both physically and mentally. Everyone wants to play and I will have to choose.

Still strong

Despite the sale of Neymar to PSG, the world cup winner said the Catalan giant still remain a strong team

“They have had changes and in the end Barcelona is Barcelona, ​​it’s not the weakest I’ve ever faced, we know what their game idea is, if we think it’s going to be easier, we’ll make a mistake.

Cristiano Ronaldo

He also said that the club’s talisman Crisitano Ronaldo who got some minutes against Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday is ready for action.

“He is ready and he is very well. He’s had a vacation and he’s been with us for 5 or 6 days, but he’s physically worked hard on his vacation and he’s ready.

“There are always ups and downs, but we are in this moment, so its good we enjoy it to the fullest. Success comes through work and through the united group.

“While here, the goals are to win every game and every title. I try to bring something to the team and we are doing well.”


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Oladipupo Mojeed is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU. He is a photojournalist with a great zeal for concise news reportage complemented with gripping photographs.


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