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Oscar Garcia tells Celta to show ‘a lot of personality’ against Barcelona

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The coach has looked forward to tomorrow’s game

RC Celta de Vigo v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Celta Vigo boss Oscar Garcia has been talking about the prospect of taking on Barcelona in La Liga on Thursday night.

The hosts have a strong record against Barcelona at Balaidos and are unbeaten in their last five home league meetings with the Catalan giants.

The two teams played out a 2-2 draw the last time they met in June, but Garcia played down the importance of past results in his pre-match press conference.

“We know that the game is going to require a lot of concentration and above all a lot of personality. We play against a very difficult opponent who is going to fight for all the titles and have a lot of danger.

“Each game is a story that has yet to be written and what happened before is of little use. They have another coach, a new scheme with double pivot and we both have new players and others who have left.

“You can play a tactically perfect game and in an oversight or a genius they can decide the game for you. Any player who comes off the bench at Barcelona can change the match. They have a very good squad.”

Celta have started the season with two draws and a win. Their only victory came in a 2-1 victory over Valencia at Balaidos with Iago Aspas scoring twice.