Patrick Kluivert: Nothing compares to El Clasico

Patrick Kluivert: Nothing compares to El Clasico


Former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert says there is no game in football as big as El Clasico.

Los Cules host Real Madrid on Saturday evening and despite there being a 10 point gap between the sides in the table with the Catalans looking set to retain their title the ferocity and intensity on the day will be the same as ever.

Former Dutch forward Kluivert played in many big games throughout his playing career having scored for Ajax in the Champions League final and represented AC Milan in many derbies against Inter.

But speaking to Omnisport, the ex- Barca man said playing in a Clasico is the most intense game in world football.

He stated: “Those games are amazing, you don’t have any other Clasico around the world. I played Inter against Milan, but Barcelona-Madrid is a different ball-game.”

He went on to describe the feeling on netting a winner while playing as the away team, saying it is a particularly sweet moment – hopefully one a Real player can experience this Saturday!

“All the games that I played at the Nou Camp and Bernabeu [were memorable], especially the Bernabeu if you won the game. It’s a perfect and beautiful stadium to play in. But if you win a game in Santiago Bernabeu it gives such a boost to individual players and the team, of course,” he commented.