Van der Vaart: Exciting match ahead

12-12-2008

Van der Vaart: Exciting match ahead

Rafael van der Vaart is looking forward to Saturdays game against Barcelona.

Real Madrid were in dire need of a morale-boosting victory heading into Saturday’s Clasico against Barcelona, and Raúl and Robben scored three times to bring the group stage of the Champions League to a close with a win against Zenit St. Petersburg. On Saturday Real Madrid face rivals FC Barcelona at Camp Nou and are determined t win under new coach Juande Ramos.

“It was important for us to win last week in order to gain confidence for our next important clash. We’re missing several players so Juande (Ramos) tried some new things out in the second half of our last match,“ says Rafael van der Vaart.

“We all showcased great spirit on Wednesday and after that confidence booster we are looking forward to the clash with Barcelona.They’re the two biggest clubs in Spain and it’s going to be an exciting match. Things may not be as dire as they first appeared!”