Real Madrid won't change attitude against Barcelona: coach

Mahmoud Elassal, Friday 20 Apr 2012

Real Madrid won't change their attitude in Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona

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Real Madrid's Raul Albiol (L) grabs Barcelona's David Villa (Photo: AP)

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka revealed Friday that the Royal club will play the same way they did in their last three games against Barcelona and there are no changes in the way of playing.

"We will play the same way we did in our last three games at the Camp Nou. We did everything in our power in three different championships and gave good performances. We drew and scored three goals. Our attitude doesn't have to be any different tomorrow." Karanka was quoted as sying on the club's official website.

Real Madrid are in the driving seat of the La Liga with 85 points, four a head of their foes and arch-rivals Barcelona, the two side are set to play the Spain Clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday.

"I believe the three points at stake are important because there fewer games left in the competition. Whatever the score, four games will remain and we'll continue to work as naturally as we've been doing so far. Win, draw or lose, this team is doing a very good job this year and we will keep it up."

"Tomorrow's match is as important as all the rest that remain. Barcelona are our most immediate opponent and taking points against them is important, but there are five games left in the championship and we will continue fighting to the end."

"This team's attitude both on and off the pitch is fantastic and that's why we've earned these numbers. We've sometimes failed to do more due to things that are beyond our control."

Real Madrid were ten points clear at the top of the La Liga table but they lost six points due to their draw in three games that gave a chance for Barcelona to wake up their hopes of snatching the title.

"The team isn't tired. We've sustained suspensions and rotations on occasion. I truly believe the team isn't tired, especially for a match like the one we'll play tomorrow. The entire squad is ready to play and that is very important. It is essential to have them all in full form in the little that remains of the season."

"The match has every ingredient to be appealing. Two great squads will come face to face and there will be an amazing atmosphere at the stadium. I hope everything unfolds normally and that people are satisfied with these ingredients. I want everyone to see a good game."

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