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El Clasico returns, coaches Zidane and Kumn admit they are under pressure to score
Written by Adriatik BALLA 24 Tetor 2020
El Clasico, or the famous match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, returns for the first time this edition on the field, in a bad comment for both teams. The pressure in the respective camps is very great, especially in the French coach of Real, Zinedine Zidane, who risks being fired if he suffers defeat. This is because Real has lost the last matches, appearing poorly and the coach has been put under conditions of great pressure. Ronald Kuman of Barcelona is not in the same position, but he also admits that such matches carry with them great emotion and pressure. Kuman analyzed the situation in Barcelona before "El Clasicos", which will take place this Saturday, at 16:00. For the Dutch coach it is the first time that he will play the most watched match of Spanish football on the bench, as decades ago he played the protagonist role on the green field. The 57-year-old initially expressed regret that Barcelona-Real Madrid will be played without fans. "All teams miss the fans a lot. It’s a little weird to have such a big empty field. Little by little, we have to get used to it. "Let's hope that soon we will have the fans and their help", he said. It must be said that both Barcelona and Real come to this "El Clasico" for the first time of the season after the failure in La Liga. "Los Blancos" were defeated by Cadiz, while "Blaugranat" by Getafe. "There is a lot of pressure before this match and it does not depend on the previous meeting, neither for us nor for Madrid. They may not have been at their level, especially at home, but that does not mean it is a team that comes with low morale. Real is a team with great experience and can win the confrontation. "I do not think the last two defeats of Madrid will have an impact," he added. Meanwhile, the Dutch technician was asked the same question in this press conference on the situation of Antoine Griezman. "He has the opportunity to play. It is not good to discuss his role before every match. The team has other players. He is an important player, but we want everyone to be at the highest possible level. The team is the most important thing. "We prepare matches, choosing the best", underlined the new Barcelona coach. From player to coach in "El Clasico", Koeman is used to the pressure of this match. He admits that such challenges have pressure, but id was seasoned to keep his composure. "I hope you can sleep peacefully. It is different to be on the bench. I have been in this sport for many years and I think we will play a significant challenge against our biggest rival. "I am used to this pressure," he said. Finally a comment on Gerard Pique's stance on Leo Messi. "He has been part of Barcelona for many years and I respect his opinion. He is a smart player and I am clear that if he does an interview like this, he will still play well. "He is focused on the match, despite the interview." He is a smart player and I am clear that if he does an interview like this, he will still play well. "He is focused on the match, despite the interview." He is a smart player and I am clear that if he does an interview like this, he will still play well. "He is focused on the match, despite the interview."