Adriano: We are not scared of Madrid firepower

Adriano: We are not scared of Madrid firepower


Barcelona defender Adriano has dismissed Real Madrid’ strikeforce, saying that Barcelona are “not scared” by Los Blanco’s firepower.

Barcelona got back on track by beating Almeria 4-1 after a shock 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad, but Real remain in top spot despite a 2-2 draw against fierce rivals Atletico.

Real beat German team Schalke 6-1 last Wednesday, with forwards Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scoring twice.

But despite an impressive goal haul, Adriano claimed that Barcelona are just as good.

The Brazilian claimed in an interview, “Madrid are not scary. We also had some very good games, like in Manchester (against City). Before the game people had doubts but we did very well.”

“It’s not easy getting six goals but people say Schalke aren’t at Madrid’s level. But Madrid had a very good game.”

Barcelona’s defeat to Real Sociedad came not long after Barcelona lost 3-2 at home to Valencia, their first league defeat at the Camp Nou since April 2012.

But Adriano said “We learn from defeats, and what happened at Real Sociedad taught us a lesson.”

“We need to be more intense to make sure nothing like that happens again.”

Barcelona go to the Bernabeu for El Clasico in three weeks time.