Barcelona Is Waiting For Its Opponents From Milan
The head coach of the Spanish Barcelona team Josep Guardiola, on the eve of the first match of Champions League group stage with Milan, made a eulogy to the Italian team. This duel will take place at the stadium "Camp Nou" this evening.
"My guys are very well aware that in the face of Milan they will face a great opponent, great players, great coach and great club. We are very pleased that destiny gives us a chance to fight with such teams," quoted Guardiola the official site of UEFA.
Recall that the Catalan "Barcelona" is the current winner of the Champions League and it will begin to defend its title in the match against Milan. "Defending the Champions League winners’ title it’s a great honor. I’m proud that we have a team that will contend again for the first place." said the Spanish specialist.
Milan is one of the most successful Italian clubs in history and the most successful club of the world by the number of international trophies. Its latest trophy is the 2011 Italian Super Cup.
The coach of Barcelona has expressed regret that the forward of Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not play in the match with the Catalans. Recall that Ibrahimovic was injured in training.
“Everyone knows how I understand football. It belongs to the strong players, and Ibrahimovic is one of the strongest players in the world and the leader of Milan. I prefer to play against a strong team with such players. It’s so sad that he will not play tonight. As for the game as a whole, we will try to win with a spectacular game” said Guardiola.