Deportivo courage can harm Barca, says Luque

The former Espanyol forward admits the Catalans are likely to win their upcoming fixture at the Riazor, but warned the visitors of the Galicians' character
Former Spain international Albert Luque believes the character of Deportivo La Coruna could damage Barcelona's chances of victory when they travel to the Riazor on Saturday.

The Catalans will be looking to extend their unbeaten run start to the new Liga season when they visit the recently-promoted side.

And while Luque, who played for the Galicians between 2002 and 2005, accepts that while the league leaders are likely to win the encounter, the hosts' bravery could hurt the visitors.

"I'm enjoying this new Depor, they do not play like a newly-promoted team. They have character and courage that could harm Barcelona," the 34-year old opined to Marca.

"Depor are playing at the Riazor stadium, which changes the situation. I would like a draw, but I think Tito [Vilanova]'s side will win."

Saturday's fixture is scheduled to kick off at 22:00CET.