Claudio Bravo has been sensational for Barcelona this season, and his performances have kept him as the La Liga goalkeeper without any doubts or chances for Marc-André ter Stegen, the other world-class Barça GK.
Bravo's performances, including double-digit clean sheets this season, put him as the clear favorite to win this season's Zamora Trophy, given to the most outstanding goalkeeper in the Spanish League. But Bravo doesn't care about the Zamora award. He wants to win titles, all three if possible.
That's what he said in an interview after Thursday's training session, among other things (including a preview of Sunday's clash against Celta Vigo). Here's a few nuggets:
"We know that every game we play in the league can affect the standings and this Sunday we have a difficult opponent. The fact that they won at Camp Nou makes us look at it from another point of view. We have to be vigilant against Celta, but above all we must rely on our own play.
What does it mean to play for Barça?
"I’m quite relaxed, like the first day. I came to help the team and play at a high level. I work hard every day to do that."
"I never think about what’s difficult. I just think about having fun because playing for this Club is amazing, although I know the goalkeeper has a tremendous responsibility. You have to stay calm and convey that to the public and your teammates."
"These things should be left on the field because we’re adults. I have spoken with both of them and it has to stay on the field."
"Neymar is a very dangerous and determined player. As a teammate, it’s a pleasure when he plays."
The return of Messi
"He looked good to me. He ran a little and worked out on the side because of the trip. The team’s fine and eager for Sunday's game.""We always hope everyone is healthy. It’s more about the group rather than individuals."
"I’m taking it in stride. I hope to play the best I can until the last minute of the last game. Whether I win it or not, I don’t care because I want to win La Liga, the Champions League and the Spanish Cup. These are the team’s goals."
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