The Chilean international of FC Barcelona has been talking in the press conference before facing Bayern Munich on Friday, and he was open to talk about his former club where he spent a lot of time. Obviously, this quarter-final will be one of the biggest in the Champions League history as both of the team are giants in their own country and still, Bayern remains the favorites this time.
The former Bayern midfielder explained: “It’s the most important game of the year, and we have high hopes that the championship will be ours.”
Vidal talked about his opponents that “Bayern are always favorites. I was there and I felt it, but tomorrow’s game is against FC Barcelona and Barça is the best in the world, so it will be very even.” He added: “It will be a great game, very tight. Bayern has had a spectacular year, and are Bundesliga and German Cup winners. We know how difficult it’s going to be, but we’re FC Barcelona and if we do things well we can win. We will try to leave everything out on the pitch.”
This COVID-19 has forced a lot of changes to the normal routine of the Champions League schedule and Vidal has talked about it too: “I like this one-game format, the Copa América is played like this and it’s very entertaining, the teams go out to win. With two games, the show isn’t so good because there are teams that play much more defensively than in the first game.” Asked about whether he hoped to start the match, he continued: “All the players would like and deserve to play, but the coach has to choose 11. The 11 that are chosen have to play in the best way possible in order to qualify for the semifinals.”
Also, Arturo Vidal was asked about his thoughts on Bayern’s marksman and even on their new coach: “Lewandowski is extraordinary, very dangerous and a great scorer. It will be very difficult to mark him, but a comparison with Messi is difficult. Leo is from another planet, although Lewandowski is the best striker in the world alongside Luis Suárez. Coach Flick has done very well and has won two titles.”
This will be a quarter-final game to remember and its the first time when Barcelona will be the “underdogs” facing the Bundesliga champions, who have never won to a Spanish club for the last 5 encounters. Will the game be taken away by Lewandowski? or will Messi lead his team to the semi-final again? Do leave your predictions in the comments down below…😉
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