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Osasuna boss expecting a ‘very different Barcelona’ from last year

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Los Rojillos won on their last visit to the Camp Nou

Getafe v Osasuna - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate has offered his thoughts on Sunday’s La Liga match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Arrasate’s side ran out 2-1 winners on their last visit back in July despite finishing the game with only 10 men after Enric Gallego was sent off in the second half.

The Osasuna boss is expecting a much different game on Sunday and feels the hosts have improved a lot under new manager Ronald Koeman.

“I think it is a very different Barcelona from last year. From my point of view the results do not reflect what they really are, because I think they have very good things. I see a much faster, more electric, different Barcelona.

“We have to bear in mind that everything will come to us faster. Last year we were able to be well positioned and put them under pressure well, but this year that is much more difficult. I think that in transition they have also improved because they have more vertical players.

“At the Camp Nou they are a different team and still a fearsome team .They are capable of beating Villarreal, Betis ... I hope for the best Barcelona. To get a good result we have to have a good plan and believe in that plan, execute it like a charm and hope that they do not have a good day and have no success.”

Source | Osasuna

Barcelona will be expected to win the game pretty comfortably and really can’t afford to drop points again. Atletico’s win on Saturday means Barca are now 12 points behind Diego Simeone’s men but have played a game less.