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Thomas Vermaelen talks El Clásico, Barcelona winning another Treble

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Thomas Vermaelen is looking forward to El Clásico.

The Belgian defender spoke to Barcelona's website about this Saturday's giant clash and its importance. While this one has no relevance in terms of the La Liga title, it is still a Clásico and it matters very much, and Vermaelen is aware of that significance.

Thomas also spoke about Barça possibly winning another Treble, and seems confident the Catalans can make history again.

The biggest of all

"Tottenham-Arsenal is a massive rivalry because they’re both in North London but, I heard that the Barcelona-Real Madrid El Clásico is the most viewed or most watched single sport event in the world, close to the Super Bowl, so there are a lot of people who watch this game, so it is bigger. You can compare (other derbies) but this is bigger."

Memories of El Clásico

"The 2-6? Yes, I remember that one, and of course this season. This was the first one, for me, to experience myself in the Bernabeu itself. Last year I wasn’t there of course. It was a great performance from the team in the Bernabeu, the way we played, it was a great result."

Winning it all, again

"Of course it’s possible, I mean, we’re still in all three cups and that’s what you want to go for but, as I say, you don’t want to talk about trophies because it’s just too far ahead. We have to focus on every game because if you lose that focus, if you kind of look too far ahead, you will lose games.

"You have to take it day by day and game by game and see how far we are ahead, but we can’t deny we’re in a very good position in the league, we’re in the final of the Copa and we’re still in the Champions League so, yes, I said, we’re in a good position."


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