Barcelona's Pep Guardiola: I would have predicted a 60-0 victory over Real Madrid

Barcelona's Guardiola responds ironically in wake of president Sandro Rosell's 5-0 Copa del Rey final prediction against Real Madrid...
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has cheekily claimed that he would have said his side will beat Real Madrid 60-0 in the Copa del Rey final on April 20, in response to president Sandro Rosell's bold prediction of another 5-0 win over their rivals in the showpiece event.

The coach's response comes less than 24 hours after Rosell claimed the Catalan giants would demolish los Blancos in the same way they did earlier this season, when their Clasico meeting at the Camp Nou ended with a five-goal win for the hosts.

The tactician however believes that the president could have avoided making such a rash statement, and insists there is no chance of crushing the capital giants again.

He remarked: "I would have said 60-0, but he [Rosell] could have avoided making such a comment.

"I would not have said that. Everyone has their opinion. He said it in an act of solidarity, and this is how it should be seen, but it could have been avoided. It is impossible to win 5-0 against Real Madrid in the final.

"The president has much more experience than me to give opinions. The tone of the club all along has been to not make a show when we win and congratulate our opponents when we lose. Players are exemplary in many ways inside and outside the stadium. This is Barca."

The champions are away at Villarreal tomorrow, as they look to maintain their five-point advantage at the summit of La Liga.

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