Rafinha: Qualifying is the biggest motivation

Rafinha: Qualifying is the biggest motivation

The Brazilian midfielder speaks to the press ahead of Matchday Five of the Champions League in Glasgow against Celtic

FC Barcelona are in Glasgow as they prepare for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League match against Celtic, where a win will seal qualification to the knockout stages.

Barça midfielder Rafinha spoke to the press on Tuesday night, giving his thoughts on the upcoming game and what kind of encounter he believes awaits his side.

Qualifying to the next round

“We will go out there with great desire to take three points,” said Rafinha before adding that “qualification in itself is a massive motivation”.

Goalless draw against Málaga

“We created lots of chances but the ball did not want to go in the net. Therefore, we will go out in full force to make sure it does not happen again.”

Celtic Park atmosphere

“We will play at a beautiful ground, very special, with fans who impose a lot of pressure and so we know that it will be a tough game where Celtic will be motivated to do better than at the Camp Nou.”

The trident

“We have the best trident [front three] in the world, they are really important for us."

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