Guardiola: I do not want to play Copa del Rey final at the Bernabeu if Real Madrid do not want us there

The Spanish coach insists that his side do not want to play the Copa decider at the Bernabeu if Madrid do not want to host the match
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is not worried if the Santiago Bernabeu is not chosen to host the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid's stadium has been suggested as a potential venue for the match due to its capacity, a possibility that has not gone down well with several club personalities.

"I do not feel like going to a place where they do not want to receive us," Guardiola is quoted as saying by Marca.

"We will not go to a place where they do not want us to honour the Copa.

"The Bernabeu was the best place, but if they do not want, we will not go. We do not want to disturb."

In 2009, Barca locked horns with Bilbao in the Copa final at Mestalla, with fans of both clubs booing the Spanish national anthem.

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