Keita on the Super Cup: “it’s important to start on a winning note”
David Saura (enviat especial) / Vanessa Forns
Seydou Keita is focussed on working hard in the pre-season, but he was prepared to look ahead a fortnight or so and insisted that for the Spanish Super Cup game against Real Madrid “it’s important to start on a winning note”.
After Monday’s first training session in Miami, Seydou Keita spoke to the media and insisted
on the importance of getting the season off to a winning start when the team take on Real Madrid in
the final of the Spanish Super Cup in a couple of weeks time.
“Obviously, it’s not a World Cup Final, but a game against Real Madrid is always
important, both for the fans and for us players. It’s a final and both teams will want to
win. What’s more, it’s the first official competition in the season and it’s
always important to start on a winning note”.
Competition in midfield
The Mali player also expressed himself happy with his pre-season fitness,
explaining: “I always like to look after myself in the holidays” and when he was
quizzed about the effect of a possible signing of Cesc Fabregas, he insisted that he wasn’t
worried about the competition: “it’s normal that there is competition for places in a
great team like this with so many good players. Competition is always good in a team and that is
what FC Barcelona is about”.
Finally, Keita responded to a question about the possibility that Jeffren could
move to Sporting: “he’s a good friend and I’ve spoken with him, but I can’t
say anything about it- I’m sure if he does move, you people in the media will soon hear about