"There was a time when we faced the best Barcelona in history. We had a great coach like Mourinho, but it was hard for us to beat them. We didn't win much and there was a lot of tension, caused by either them or by us."
The Argentine has won 10 La Liga titles, six Spanish Cups and eight Spanish Super Cups with Barca since then while his Madrid counterpart has five league titles, two Spanish Cups and four Spanish Super Cups so far.
Leo and Sergio will not meet each other again in the forthcoming Clasico on Saturday as the latter is out through an injury.
PSG interested in swapping Dembele with Neymar if he doesn't renew (reliability: 4 stars)
Coincidentally, Barca are facing a similar challenge with Ousmane Dembele.
It turns out Barca are still interested in bringing back Neymar to the club. And the Blaugrana can even get him for free in 2022.
Now Mundo Deportivo is reporting that PSG will be interested in a swap deal that'll see Dembele move to the Parc Des Princes while Neymar returns to Barca if the Brazilian doesn't sign a new contract.
It was reported earlier that Barca will be willing to sell Dembele if he doesn't renew his current deal in the coming weeks.
Intense training and El Classico: Barcelona's schedule for the rest of the week
Here's what Barca's schedule for the week looks like.
- Wednesday - Rest day
- Thursday - Training 🦵
- Friday - Training 🦵
- Saturday - El Clasico ⚽