Mallorca will try to beat Barca like Celtic did, says Caparros

The Bermellones head coach admits that his side will have to give their all to get a result at the Iberostar Stadium on Sunday when the host the Catalan giants
Mallorca boss Joaquin Caparros has revealed that his team will try emulate Celtic and defeat Barcelona in La Liga this weekend.

The Bhoys claimed a memorable 2-1 victory against the Blaugrana at Celtic Park in the Champions League, which saw them receive plenty of praise from the football world.

Caparros is of the opinion that his players would do well to draw inspiration from Celtic's heroics, and deliver a perfect performance when they host Barcelona on Sunday.

"We need to play the perfect game, both defensively and offensively, and that is always a big task. A good performance will not be enough, it has to be perfect," Caparros told Mundo Deportivo.

"Celtic's goalkeeper put in an outstanding performance in midweek, then they reached Barca’s area twice and scored twice, they were efficient and clinical. We need to do just that."

Mallorca have a number of players unavailable for the match on Sunday but their coach will not be looking for excuses and says that Barcelona will not be mentally effected by their Champions League defeat.

"Barca will not be thinking about previous results, their performance will not depend on the last game. Barca try to win every game and will not be brought down by what happened a few days ago." Caparros added.

"Of course we have players injured but I will not blame bad luck. Mallorca are a unit and there are other talented players that can take the place of the ones that are currently injured."