Real Madrid's Mesut Oezil thinks his team can beat Barcelona in their Primera Division encounter in just over a month and finally wrest the Liga title away from the Blaugrana.
Although he admits his rivals are an amazing team, he envisages Madrid becoming even better as time passes.
"You can tell they [Barcelona] have been playing together for several years,'' the youngster told Spanish publication, Marca.
''We have a young team with great potential. We are on track to continue to evolve, that's what we're doing. With every game we get better and stronger. I am convinced that we can put on a great performance and win against Barcelona."
However, the ex-Werder Bremen man realises Real Madrid are still a work in progress despite their excellent form in all competitions this season.
''Winning games here is not just for three points but for further development also. I'm fully aware we must continue to evolve. Of course in May, all we want is titles but over the next few years, we will be building towards trophies,'' added the 22-year-old.
Oezil has been in great form for los Blancos this season but will not rest until his targets have been met.
"At the moment, I am very happy in Madrid and the club. I have not managed to reach my final goals yet. I have goals with the team and I will give everything to achieve these goals," he declared.
Real Madrid will take on Barcelona on April 20 at the Santiago Bernabeu in what is sure to be a title-defining game. Los Blancos currently trail the Catalans by five points.