Zubizarreta speaking to the media before the flight. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta knows what Barça can expect in Italy. “Milan is Milan. They’re a historic side, they know how to play competitions like this and make the most of all the positives in their favour. And they also know how to cancel their opponents’ virtues”, he said.Milan a historic side, they know how to play competitions like this and make the most of all the positives in their favour
And he also insisted that “it is always a good time to play at the San Siro”, rather than feeling that the game has come at awkward time with the clásico around the corner

Clásico not decisive

On the Barça v Madrid game, Zubizarreta also said that “we deal with the league with the idea of finishing the season on top in mind. Other things are circumstantial, there are no definitive readings … Things need to be viewed with the perspective of time. If they had said at the start of the season that at this stage we’d be where we are, we’d have been happy”.