Quick links

La Liga

Neymar looking forward to debut Clasico

The Barcelona summer signing has claimed that he can't wait to play against Real Madrid this weekend.

Brazilian sensation Neymar has insisted that the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid is ‘the most important game’.

The Blaugrana host Los Blancos this Saturday at Camp Nou, and the Selecao forward, who will be experiencing it for the first time, has claimed he can’t wait to come up against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

“Yes, the Clasico is the most important game for any player,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s the match every player wants to play in, it’s the game where each player wants to play his best football.

“This will be my first Clásico and I hope to have a great debut, preferably with a victory.

“I think the anxiety is the same before any match. I understand that we’re talking about a very important Clásico but I think that butterfly-in-the-stomach feeling is the same before any game.

“I remember the Clásico, I believe it was in 2005, when Ronaldinho scored two goals. That's the Barça-Madrid match I remember most.”

The youngster was asked if he needed explaining what the game meant to the club and its fans.

“I don’t think there is anything to explain. The players, even the ones who have never experienced it, know how important a match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is.”

image: © jikatu

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch