Barcelona Excited about the friendly
Girona coach Francisco knows that his side will be up against it when they face Barcelona on Wednesday evening.
His side will be in action against Ronald Koeman‘s, who played their first game on Saturday and recorded a 3-1 win over fellow Catalans Nastic.
“It’s our first pre-season game and it’s against a demanding opponent like Barcelona,” Francisco said.
“Obviously it’ll be difficult, but it will help us to work on fitness and tactical concepts.
“Barcelona will dominate possession and we’ll suffer, like in a lot of games during the season.
“It’s a very good challenge to play one of the best teams in the world.”
Despite the difficulties they’ll face, Francisco believes there should be a lot of good to come from the game.
“Playing a game like this is an incentive for everyone,” he added.
“We’re at the beginning of pre-season, but are playing against [Lionel] Messi and other high-level players who will force us to be at our best.
“We’ll try to do well and enjoy the game.”