Coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid claims that Barcelona has a squad that can “fight for anything.”
Ronald Koeman is rebuilding the Blaugrana, who have seen the likes of Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Nelson Semedo depart after a trophy-less 2019-20 season.
Philippe Coutinho returned from his Bayern Munich loan spell and joined Juventus with Miralem Pjanic, though Lionel Messi ended up staying after requesting a transfer.
Zidane, whose Real Betis visit Madrid on Saturday, said that Barca was good enough to be competing for titles again.
“I will be respectful. Besides, I don’t know what’s going on inside, that’s why I don’t want to get involved,” the Madrid coach told a news conference.
“I think each club has their own issues and difficulties. I think Barcelona, in terms of the team and the squad, is a club who will be fighting for everything.
“I don’t have any doubt.”
Some changes to their squad have also been seen by Madrid, particularly the departures of Gareth Bale (on loan to Tottenham) and James Rodriguez (Everton).