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20.12.2009 19:50

Ibra: "We will be motivated”

Roger Bogunyà (enviat especial)

FC Barcelona will look to maintain their motivation in their last encounter of the calendar year against Kazma Sporting Club in Kuwait on Monday, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After landing in the country the day after winning the FIFA World Club Cup, the Blaugrana squad travelled to the Mövenpick Hotel. President Joan Laporta, coach Pep Guardiola and Thierry Henry and Ibrahimovic accompanied officials from the host team at a press conference. “We are delighted to have continued to make history”, Laporta stated.

Best coach

2009-12-20_VIAJE_28.JPGAsked whether he considers himself to now be the best coach in the world Guardiola remained modest as he responded: “I am a bit better now. A trainer is good or bad depending on whether his team wins or loses. The trophies are the fruit of our talent allied with hard work.”

Guardiola continued: “Normally we have games continuously and we cannot celebrate winning trophies. Now we have seven or eight days, December 29, until there will be training again.”

Historic encounter

2009-12-20_VIAJE_27.JPGKazma’s players showed their enthusiasm at having teh chance to take on the world champions and they stated that their meeting would be “historic”. Henry admitted that while he does know much about Kazma Sporting Club, he was looking forward to the game that is sponsored by Etisalat and Turkish Airlines.

Kuwait fans

Around 5,000 supporters met the team when they landed in Kuwait and Laportas has been delighted by the welcome and warmth from the local people. “The people of the Kuwait are friends of Barça and I hope that we can win even more fans here,” he explained. “We have a relationship based on friendship.”
Ibra: “We will be motivated”

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