Abidal: ‘Barca stronger than Bayern’

Eric Abidal feels his old club Barcelona are in a much stronger position than Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League semi-final between the clubs.

The Frenchman says that while he is aware Bayern boss Pep Guardiola “has achieved many things” he believes Barca are stronger than ever.

“Barca know the Champions League very well and will go for it as always and work hard in order to reach the final,” the former defender told a presentation in New York for the International Champions Cup friendly tournament that will take place this summer.

“Obviously, you must think about La Liga too but that is always the main aim and I like the style Luis Enrique has given the team.

“Every Coach has his own way of working and playing but you can see there is a mix of everything with the way Barca are performing right now, with Enrique having put the final touches to it.”

Abidal also spoke about the trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, who between them have plundered over 100 goals this season.

“They understand each other very well on the pitch and that’s the most important thing.

“It isn’t easy to have stars who are always able to be on top form, although I think they are doing very well for Barcelona at the moment,” he asserted.

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