Arturo Vidal knows Bayern Munich are certain in front of Friday’s Champions League quarter-final yet has cautioned his previous group they will confront an extreme test against Barcelona.
The Bundesliga champions are top choices to win the match and progress to the semi-finals, however Vidal figures his group stay a force to be reckoned with.
Vidal likewise said the Barca players need to substantiate themselves after a troublesome season that has seen them lose their La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.
“Bayern will be confident but they must know that tomorrow they’re not playing any old team in the Bundesliga, they’re playing against Barca,” he said.
“I understand the pessimism but we are the best team in the world. The problem is that we don’t always show it on the pitch and we recently lost the league. But we have Leo, we have the best players and we want to prove ourselves.”
Vidal is required to come back to Quique Setien’s starting XI for Friday’s match in the wake of missing the last-16 second leg win against Napoli because of suspension.