At a club like Barcelona, he feels there is no room for that kind of approach, and the demand is to win all the time.
Barcelona go to win
After Ronald Koeman’s calls to realism and a lowering of expectations for a Barcelona side going through a transition period, defender Ronald Araujo has come out and said the club must always aim to win everything. At a club like Barcelona, he feels there is no room for that kind of approach, and the demand is to win all the time. “Barcelona aim for everything, we are Barcelona, and we have to fight for everything, to win all the tournaments we play in,” said Araujo in his press conference ahead of the game against Benfica on Wednesday. “We can’t just turn up and see what happens. We go to win and compete with the best and to win it all.” It should be no surprise, therefore, that the Uruguayan is aiming for three points in Lisbon.
The team have to go for the three points
“It’s an important game against a great team, but we’re going there to win,” said Araujo. “We’re coming off the back of a great game; we’re feeling good. We have to go for the three points. That’s the path to follow.” In that game against Levante, the Blaugrana were boosted by the return of Ansu Fati, and Araujo has revealed he had some words of encouragement for the teenage winger beforehand. “Before starting, I told him to believe in himself, that everything would be fine,” said Araujo. “That he should do what he knows how to do. He has a great character and is a great player. I’m happy things are going well for him.” Things are going well for himself, too, and Araujo feels confident that, whoever plays out of Barcelona’s defenders, they are capable of doing a good job.
“We have outstanding defenders; we’re rotating quite a lot,” said Araujo. “We’re playing well; it’s a long season. We have to keep working to keep responding when called upon to play.”