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Busquets sure winning Supercopa de Espana essential step for Barcelona

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17 Jan 2021
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Athletic will face the Blaugrana on Sunday after knocking out Real Madrid in the semi-finals, and Barcelona are on their way up after a bad start to the season.

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Barcelona are preparing for the Supercopa final

Sergio Busquets is sure that winning the Supercopa de Espana would be an essential step in the club’s right direction. Athletic will face the Blaugrana on Sunday after knocking out Real Madrid in the semi-finals, and Barcelona are on their way up after a bad start to the season. “This is the right path as we are entering from a good period,” Busquets told reporters. “The team feeling is better. Winning would be a critical step for us, and I’m sure this team can improve. We are motivated and excited to be in with the chance to win the first title. It was not easy, the team is getting better and better and doing everything well, and hopefully, that can be reflected on the field.”

Leo Messi is the best in the world for Busquets

There are doubts about whether Lionel Messi will play in the final or not, and Busquets emphasized his importance to this Barcelona team and is optimistic about starting XI. “Lionel Messi is the best in the world, and we have more choices if he is there,” said Busquets. “Messi is going to try and be ready. We will see how his body shape would be and how he is tomorrow Sunday. The final decision will be made between Leo, the medical team and the coach.” Pedri’s appearance has been a significant source of optimism at Barcelona this season, with the 18-year-old having several excellent performances in recent games. “Pedri should continue as he has done so far,” said Busquets. “But he shouldn’t be overloaded with any responsibility.”

“He works well and has a tough job with a huge scope for improvement. Hopefully, we will enjoy watching him a lot because as a person and teammate, he has everything to do it.” When asked about Iker Muniain and his excellent form, reaching the Supercopa’s final, Busquets complimented the Athletic Bilbao captain. “Muniain is an amazing player, and his career shows that,” the midfielder said. “All the years he has been at Athletic. He is a difficult player to stop, and he now plays on the wing, where he goes inside and is dangerous. Whether or not he is of a Barcelona player’s level is irrelevant, it is very difficult to say. Changing teams is difficult, and I think he is very comfortable at Athletic and will be there for many years.”

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