Real Madrid’s Brazilian midfielder Casemiro praised Argentine Lionel Messi, and said it was a “big loss” for Sunday’s El Clasico match between Real and Barcelona at the Camp Nou after his departure from the Catalan team..
Casemiro said in televised statements: “Messi is a big loss for Barcelona, and for us too, for the Clasico. It is an important loss because he is one of the best players of all time, but we know that Barcelona is always strong, especially at home.”
He added, “If we are talking about Messi, it is a great loss for Barcelona because he is a great player and we cannot deny that, but likewise, it would be a very important loss. Barcelona always makes things complicated.”
Casemiro stressed that the importance of El Clásico is not less due to the change of players and the expectation of an equal match on Sunday at the Camp Nou stadium.
He said: “All El Clásico matches are private, especially if they are between Real Madrid and Barcelona because they are the most watched in the world. Without a doubt, it is a match governed by simple details. Whoever makes fewer mistakes, will win.”“.
Barcelona hosts Real Madrid at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday at the Camp Nou as part of the tenth round of La Liga matches, in the first meeting in 16 years, without Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo together.