Vermaelen hails Barca ‘atmosphere’

Thomas Vermaelen believes a “very good atmosphere in the dressing room” is the key to Barcelona’s recent surge in form.

La Blaugrana are unbeaten in the nine games since their 2-1 defeat at Sevilla in October, with eight wins and only three goals conceded, and the defender – who marked his return from injury in Wednesday’s 6-1 mauling of Roma – revelled in the feel-good factor currently engulfing Camp Nou.

“I’m fine now. I feel great and everything’s going very well, both individually and collectively” he told Marca.

“Clearly the results help, but there’s a very good atmosphere in the dressing room.

“We always stick together as a team and that will be important for our most difficult times.

“[On beating Roma 6-1], it was important to do well for our fans, plus six goals give us confidence.

“I experienced [the Clasico] as a substitute, but the atmosphere was amazing.

“This Clasico will be talked about for many years to come, and I think it’ll go down in history.”

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