Real Madrid legend Ivan Helguera has given a warning to his former team before their upcoming El Clasico match against Barcelona
Real Madrid, led by manager Carlo Ancelotti, are heading to Barcelona for a critical match that could potentially determine the fate of their La Liga title defense.
The team has been facing a lack of consistency in league action since the beginning of 2023. They are currently nine points behind their opponents, who are managed by Xavi.
A victory for Real Madrid against Barcelona would keep their hopes of retaining the La Liga title alive. This win is especially great if they manage to win at the Camp Nou for the third consecutive season.
Helguera tips Pedri to be the key
However, if they lose, it would put Barcelona on the verge of winning their first league title since 2019.
Helguera was questioned about the significance of the match for Real Madrid this season. He stated that if they do not win away from home, it will effectively end their title challenge.
“La Liga ends if Barcelona wins, it’s very simple”, as per reports from Marca.
According to Helguera, Pedri’s return could have been a significant factor for Barcelona in the upcoming El Clasico. However, it seems that the Spanish international is now unlikely to feature in the game due to an injury.