Vidal: Bayern Munich are playing against Barcelona, not a Bundesliga team

Ross Houston
August 14, 2020

Barca's statement added: "The player has not been in contact with any of the senior team players who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon this Thursday to compete in the Champions League".

"I heard something but did not pay much attention, I know the Bayern players and what is being said outside is not what they think, tomorrow they are not playing against the Bundesliga teams but against Barcelona, the best team in the world", Vidal said.

"[Friday] is the most important game of the season", Vidal said in his pre-match press conference.

Quique Setien's side did manage to beat Napoli in their Champions League last-16 tie however to set up a mouth-watering clash with Bayern.

"We know that it'll be hard, but it'll be a great game".

"They're confident but they should know that they won't be playing against a Bundesliga team [on Friday]".

Barcelona are going with their full-strength squad to Lisbon for the final stage of the Champions League as they aim for glory five years after their previous triumph.

"I know that the fans have their doubts", he continued.

"I understand the pessimism but we are the best team in the world. But we have Leo, we have the best players and we want to prove ourselves".

Robert Lewandowski's recent form has seen him mentioned in the same breath as Messi.

"Lewandowski is extraordinary, very unsafe, an insatiable goalscorer", he said.

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