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20.03.2009 13:14

Van Bommel: "Barça are playing at a very high level"


FC Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League and that will give Mark van Bommel the chance to face his former club for the first time since leaving Camp Nou.

The Dutch international midfielder had an intense, but unique campaign with the Blaugrana in 2005-06 and was part of one of the most successful teams in recent seasons as he helped the club to win the domestic title and then to lift the European Cup for the second time ever when they beat Arsenal in the Champions League final in Paris. Now he will be on the other team.

A complicated tie

01-04-06_Van_Bommel_03.jpgPlaying his third season in the Bundesliga with Bayern, Van Bommel looked at the draw exclusively for www.fcbarcelona.cat and stated that "it is complicated because Barcelona are a very difficult team to play". In that sense, he revealed that he has been following the team this term and believes that "they are playing at the highest level". "I think that Pep Guardiola has managed to produce a team that is playing extremely well. It reminds me of the level that we reached when we won the Champions League."

"Barça are one of the favourites"

FC Barcelona will play the second leg away from home and Van Bommel thinks that will have an effect. "It is important that we are playing the second leg in Munich," he continued. "The year that I won it with Barcelona, all our ties had the second leg at Camp Nou as we played Benfica, Chelsea and Milan at home and it helped us. But the Blaugrana are one of the favourites to win the Champions League this year with the way that they have been playing."
Van Bommel:  “Barça are playing at a very high level“
First time back
Mark van Bommel is looking forward to returning to Barcelona on April 8. "It is very exciting to be able to play again in Barcelona," he said. "It will be the first time that I have been back. The fact that I will be returning to what was my home for a year is very special."

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