Galatasaray coach Dominic Torrent talked about the match that the team will play against Barcelona, which will be held at ten in the evening, Thursday, at the “Camp Nou”, in the first leg of the 16th round of the European League for the current season 2021-2022.
Dominic Torrent said: “I am very excited to represent Galatasaray, although I have had very special years at Camp Nou, the most important thing for me now is the club.”
Dominic Torrent added: “Xavi goes back to his Barcelona roots. This is what I want to do in Galatasaray over time. I think we were playing the same in the last game 4-2 at home. This is something that takes time and we as coaches live with results.”
Dominic Torrent stressed: “If we had time, I think we could play Galatasaray very similar to what we see here.”
Barcelona qualified for the round of sixteen of the European League after winning a broad victory at the expense of Napoli 4-2 in the match that was held between them at the “Diego Armando Maradona” stadium, in the second leg of the 32nd round of the current season 2021-2022, after it occurred in Positive draw with a goal each in the first leg of the Camp Nou stadium.
Barcelona coach Xavi hopes to get a great result before facing Turkey for the return match, especially in the technical and physical condition of his players in the last period.
Meanwhile, Galatasaray qualified to the top of Group E at the expense of Italy’s Lazio, as it waited for the results of the knockout round matches.
Galatasaray coach Dominic Torrent hopes to achieve a surprise against Barcelona, despite the difficulty of the confrontation, especially in light of the great brilliance of the Catalan team locally and continentally during the past matches and its ability to enter the competition in the Spanish League during the past rounds, and it reached third place in the table.
The return match between the two teams is scheduled to be held on March 17 at the “Turk Telecom Arena” in Istanbul, Turkey.
Barcelona has faced Galatasaray on 8 previous occasions throughout history, in which the Turkish team achieved only one victory, and Barcelona won five matches, while two matches ended in a draw.
At the Camp Nou stadium, the stronghold of Barcelona, the two teams met 4 times, in which Barca won 3 and lost one match, while Galatasaray won a match at its home, lost two matches and drew one time.