MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is expected to recall his key players for the Copa Del Rey second leg clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
Mourinho rested the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil from the start in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Deportivo, but the Portuguese coach is set to name both players in his starting lineup for what is expected to be an exciting clash.
Barcelona and Real Madrid played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
Meanwhile, one man who is not expected to be rested for Barcelona is leading goalscorer Lionel Messi, who revealed that the more he plays the better he feels.
“For years now I’ve been used to playing a lot of matches. My body feels better if it doesn’t rest,” Messi said on Barcelona official website at www.fcbarcelona.com.
“The most important thing is to win matches. If I can help with goals, then that’s always better.”
Messi also believes that Real Madrid will coming ready to play and warned his teammates to prepare to match their energy.
He said: “We have to be at our best against Real Madrid because otherwise we won’t get through the tie.”