Former Real Madrid striker Ivan Zamorano has lavished praise on Barcelona, branding the Spanish champions "indestructible".
The ex-Chilean international spent four seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu from 1992 until 1996, winning the title in the 94-95 campaign, and noted that while he feels Jose Mourinho can help turn around the club’s fortunes, mistakes cannot be made against a team such as the Blaugrana.
He said in an interview with Reuters: “As we have seen lately the Barcelona team remains unattainable and indestructible, while Real Madrid are more accessible.
“Barcelona is a team that does not forgive. All the major teams suffer ups and downs, and what is happening to Real Madrid is due to an imbalance of the whole team. We all thought it would be a great because of the strength showed at the start of the season, until the defeat to Barcelona.
“We are confident Mourinho’s ability to be able to implement something much stronger and reverse any bad luck.”
Zamorano also focused on the injury to striker Gonzalo Higuain, but added that Mourinho must simply get the best out of the players at his disposal.
He added: “Higuain is injured and will return within three months, and Mourinho must deal with what he has. He is a very important player for the team, however. They have hired [Emmanuel] Adebayor to try to counteract this.”