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Real Sociedad midfielder confident ahead of Barcelona clash: "We can beat anybody"

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Barcelona does not play well at the Anoeta. And that gives the team who plays there plenty of confidence.

Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi spoke to the media as his side prepares to welcome Barça for another difficult match in the Basque Country. The Catalan giants have failed to beat La Real at their ground since 2007, with the Royals winning the past four meetings at home.

Illarramendi, a former Real Madrid player, is looking forward to the visit from the world's best team, and he looks very confident in his team's chances of extending the streak of positive results against Barça at home.

"If we play well, we can beat anybody.

"We know we can beat Barcelona. The last four years here at home we have won and we are very aware of that. If we have achieved that mark until now, we can also do it on Saturday.

"Barça will sure play hard to gain three points, especially after losing El Clásico. But we have nothing to lose, and a lot to win. In the past few years we have done well against Barça in similar situations and I believe Saturday can be the same.

"The Atlético Madrid matches will not be a factor, Barça are used to playing every three days. They are focused in La Liga because of the loss last week and they can't afford to lose points. They will come with a lot of energy, but they won't have more energy than us."

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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