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Frenkie de Jong says Barcelona in good shape ahead of El Clasico

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong says they're in good shape ahead of the El Clasico against Real Madrid.

De Jong says the team have "a lot of confidence" going into Saturday's Clasico at Camp Nou even though they expect a "tough game" against Real Madrid.

"It will be a really difficult game for us, Clasicos always are because Madrid are a good opponent, but we have a lot of confidence and have a great team," De Jong said.

The Dutch international said it's "fantastic" to be able to play these types of games and "to fight" against Madrid to see who's the best side.

"It's fantastic to play a Clasico t see who's ahead of who," he commented.

He continued: "I played my first Clasico at Camp Nou last year and you feel it's a different game compared with others. You know the entire world is speaking about this game for weeks."

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