Guardiola says Barca feeling pressure of “clasico”

AP, Friday 9 Dec 2011

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says his Spanish champions have more to lose than fierce rival Real Madrid during Saturday’s match in the capital

Pep Guardiola
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola

Barcelona trails Madrid by three points despite having played an extra game and can ill afford to fall further behind approaching the season’s midway point.

Guardiola said Friday night that “We have more at stake, and whoever is behind in the standings always feels a little more pressure.”

Even so, the former Barcelona midfielder said he won’t change his attacking tactics just because his team needs a good result.

Since Guardiola took charge, Barcelona has dominated Madrid with seven wins and three draws against only one loss across all competitions.

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