â€śI have never faced Etoâ€™o, but I have studied how to stop him through various tapes,â€ť said the defender ahead of his debut derby.
â€śI am passionate about football and watch many games on television, so I tracked him many times when he was playing for Barcelona. I know how he moves, but that doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™ll always be able to anticipate him, thoughâ€¦â€ť
Last season Ronaldinho scored the only goal in this clash and his teammate believes the Brazilian can make the difference again.
â€śHe is in good shape and Iâ€™m sure he will have a great game. I think he is already proving that Kaka wonâ€™t be missed. Obviously replacing Kaka is no easy task, but Ronaldinho is on the right track and Iâ€™m convinced heâ€™ll continue at this level.
â€śHe made a promise to his teammates that he would carry the squad in hard times and I believe him.â€ť