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13.09.2009 13:18

Touré: “Now it’s important to gain confidence”

Anna Segura

Toure thinks it’s important the fact that Barca are leaders after the second game of the season. He thinks that the victory away at Getafe will give them the self-confidence to face the coming games, especially the one next Wednesday away at Inter.

Once again, there’s no time for Barca to wind down and savour their victory over Getafe because this coming Wednesday they begin to defend their Champions League title away at the Giuseppe Meazza against Inter Milan with Samuel Eto’o.

The price of playing for Barca

2009-07-25_TOURE_01.jpgBut for Touré, who gave a press conference this Sunday, this is the price you pay for playing for Barca: “Barcelona is a great team, and every time there are internationals, a lot of players go, and so the return is always tricky”. He believes there’s time to get ready for Wednesday: “We’ve got two or three days to recover”.

Step by step

2009-09-13_ENTRENO_17.JPGTouré didn’t give a lot of importance to being provisional leaders of La Liga after the win at Getafe: “Now it’s important to gain confidence”.
Messi and Iniesta in the Coliseum

The Ivory Coast midfielder also spoke about Messi and Iniesta’s appearances in the second half yesterday at Getafe: “They are two world-class players. They are both important for Barca. The world was watching yesterday”. Touré was especially happy that Iniesta was back: “There’s no doubt about it, after Messi, the second Golden Ball award should go to Iniesta”.

Duel between Ibrahimovic and Eto’o

Next Wednesday there will be a duel between two strikers facing their former clubs Ibrahimovic for Barca and Eto’o for Inter Milan. Touré Yaya wouldn’t be drawn into comparing them: “They are both highly skilled but different players”. Though Touré is clear about one thing; Barca won’t be adapting their style to block Eto’o, as “Barca know how to defend well. We are a complete team who know how to play the ball”.
Touré: “Now it’s important to gain confidence”

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Chygrynskiy plays like a veteran
Touré was full of praise for the Ukrane defender Chygrynskiy, who made his debut for Barca on Saturday: “He looks good. He’s young but yesterday he played like a veteran. A perfect central defender”.

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