January 14 News Barcelona coach Harvey attended the press conference before the Super Cup with Real Madrid
How do you see the recent state of Real Madrid?
I think Real Madrid is still Real Madrid, as always, very strong, excellent in technique, tactics and physical fitness, very strong in counterattack and offensive and defensive conversion, and the personal abilities of the players are very good, especially the wings and midfield.
Generally speaking, Real Madrid is the strongest opponent, at least the strongest opponent in the league. The defending champion of the league and the Champions League is a powerful opponent for any team.
Moreover, Real Madrid has a group of very competitive players in the final, and the game is evenly matched. To defeat Real Madrid, they must have an advantage in all aspects in order to win and win the Super Cup. This is also our goal tomorrow.
We are full of motivation and this title means a lot to us, especially considering that it is a Clasico against Real Madrid.
This game is very important to us, both in terms of morale and confidence. Although it cannot change the entire season, it will certainly be of great help to the team’s motivation.
But Real Madrid are very strong, no matter how they play, they are very strong.
For Real Madrid, they have won various titles and are very strong in good and bad form; for Barcelona, what is needed now is a title, what do you think about that?
Will tomorrow’s game be very critical in terms of mentality?
Yes, the psychological aspect is important, and in this regard Real Madrid can be said to have an advantage because their players are more experienced and they often participate in such games.
But Barcelona’s players are full of fighting spirit and motivation. We hope for a championship in the camp. We haven’t won a championship for more than a year. Tomorrow we need to show our desire for the championship.
We also saw it in the second half of the semi-final, we showed our hunger for the championship.
Like the first 60 minutes of the game, we played very well, everyone is mentally prepared for this, control their emotions, facing Real Madrid, although they are very strong and mentally mature, but Barcelona needs to show tomorrow
Out of the desire for the championship.
For Barcelona, many young players have not yet won the championship. Is tomorrow’s game also a good opportunity to start the era of winning the championship:
Yes, we have a lot of players who haven’t won a championship, but I think that can be an advantage because we need to show our motivation, our fighting spirit, and tomorrow’s game is a big opportunity for us.
It could be unlucky, but it could also be lucky, as these players have a brand new chance to compete for the title tomorrow.
Do you think tomorrow’s game is a game that has to be won in consideration of the current subjective and objective circumstances?
For Barcelona, winning is not negotiable. This is what we said in the Gamper Cup at the beginning of the season. This season we need to win the championship. Tomorrow’s game, whether it is 90 minutes, 120 minutes, or a penalty shootout,
We are all going to fight for the championship, for us.
Not only Real Madrid, but also other opponents, Barcelona are full of motivation for the championship.
What does this championship mean to you personally, and last year’s Super Cup semi-final, you said that Barcelona played very well against Real Madrid, but did not win, what enlightenment did that game have for you?
Yes, but I have always said that this is not for myself, but for Barcelona, for Barcelona players, Barcelona is more important than anyone, such as me.
Barcelona need to win titles, I am the coach and I am responsible for it.
Regardless of whether we win or lose tomorrow, we still have to continue to work hard to win the remaining games.
Tomorrow is very special for us, we need to concentrate and give our all, and it is the final, against Real Madrid, this game means a lot for Barcelona
In the last game, we saw that you were very angry during the overtime break, and you were also rude to the players.
Facing the first championship of this season, what would you like to say to the players before the game tomorrow?
I would even play on my own, even as a substitute, I would like to participate in this kind of game, because this is our dream since childhood, Barcelona vs Real Madrid, the whole world is watching, we fight for this, for the fans and for ourselves, to show
Out of the strength of the team, in order to allow themselves to shine.
As a coach, I am very sorry, because in many games, we can only watch from the field, and we cannot make decisions on the field, such as how to pass the ball and how to shoot.
I played a lot of games myself as a player, but as a coach, it may feel more tense and painful
The last game, I was also angry because we shouldn’t be in this situation, against Betis, 2-2, extra time.
This is football, there can be trouble at any moment and we need to be fully prepared for that.
I don’t know if the players understood that we were playing for the final, so I got mad.
In the last game, Barcelona encountered some difficulties due to the semi-automatic offside detection technology. What do you think of this?
Do you like these new technologies?
I think this is the case after the introduction of VAR before, which made football lose some of its original feeling. For example, after scoring a goal, everyone has to wait for VAR to confirm before they can start celebrating.
But on the other hand, it also makes football more fair, I like a fair game, I think this is a good thing.
Of course, some need to be cut