Camacho: Madrid favourites in Clasico

Former Spain and Real Madrid Coach Jose Antonio Camacho believes Los Blancos are favourites for the game against Barcelona this month.

The Clasico takes place on March 23 and Camacho has told Marca that the current Madrid squad is the club’s best ever.

“Real have had a very good campaign and a fantastic four months. They’re in scoring form, never mind who's in charge,” Camacho said when asked for his thoughts on current boss Carlo Ancelotti.

“And that project is always a good one that people find attractive. Real definitely have the best squad they have ever had.

“And Ancelotti is also bringing a sense of calm. Perhaps the team was struggling for some reason and has now found the key.

“I see Real as the super-favourite [for the Clasico] right now,” Camacho continued.

“If they have the advantage they have now, the Clasico will not be decisive for Real, but it will be for Barca.

“If they lose or don't win, coming back from two matches at this stage of the championship looks impossible.

“Real are very strong, but against Barcelona, it's anyone's game because their players are very good. If they make a stand, it's very difficult to stop them.”

Camacho however denied the departure of Jose Mourinho at the end of last season is what has led Madrid to their current position.

And he suggested that the Portuguese has been the victim of revisionist history since leaving Santiago Bernabeu.

“For me, he's one of the best in the world, because of his personality and the fact that, wherever he is, you can see the management,” Camacho said of the Chelsea manager.

“At the time everyone spoke well of him and now it seems like he didn't do much of a job. I think he was a very honest and hardworking man.

“I'm not led by whether he did a good or bad job, or whether they are better or worse now, I think he was honest and hardworking.

“The guy was also there during a very good time for Barcelona and still took titles from them. Those things don't just happen like that. You have to know how to make them happen.”

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