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Barça face none other than Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia; coach Xavi Hernández's first Clásico in charge.
In the run up to the game captain Sergio Busquets appeared before the press on Tuesday, stressing the need for Barça to be "faithful to themselves" in terms of how to approach the game.
In a remote press conference, Sergio pointed out that the team come into the game "full of excitement and ambition" with the chance to earn their first piece of silverware for the season.
"We have a great chance to win a trophy at this point and it will give us great confidence for what is to come. It's true that there is a big gap in the league but this is a different competition and it's a knockout game. Real Madrid are in good form but it will be a tight contest. Being faithful to our way of playing, we will have a chance. We are confident and are looking forward to being in the final on Sunday," continued the midfielder.
I think we are on the right track, and when we look after the details, the wins will come“ Sergio Busquets
"Things are going well and the team feels better. It is true that we are having problems closing out wins, taking care of the little details but and we will grow even more as a team. We have to be patient."
Real Madrid as favourites
Sergio also touched upon Real Madrid's role as favourites coming into the semi-final given their form in the league and on recent meetings. "The important thing is what you see out there on the field," he said before adding that to be break the run of negative results against their biggest rivals Barça "have to be more solid and look at the specifics as in these games it's key as Real Madrid can do you damage at any moment."
To conclude, the midfielder spoke about Barça's young talent coming through: "I am very happy when young players come up through the youth teams for what it represents for the first team. Football has changed and everything moves really quickly. That means young players are ready to come through earlier. However, we should not pile pressure on them but take advantage of their ambition and talent. They are players who will mark the current and future path for the club."
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