Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has pledged a substantial bonus to his players if they emerge victorious against Barcelona in the Supercopa final on Sunday.
The offer entails a commitment to allocate €4 million (£3.4m/$4.4m) to the team, which is half of what they would receive from the Spanish Football Federation for their participation. This incentive serves as a motivational boost for the players ahead of the crucial match against their arch-rivals.
Barcelona and Real Madrid clashed in the final of last year’s Supercopa, with the Blaugrana emerging as 3-1 victors. However, Real Madrid, under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, has experienced more favorable outcomes in recent encounters, securing victories in the last two competitive Clasicos. The team aims to achieve a hat-trick of wins as they face Barcelona once again in the upcoming Supercopa final.
The Barca manager backed his side to defend their Supercopa title: “I think that in the league Clasico, we dominated most of the match. I can compare it to last season’s final. I think that we can dominate them and win.”
Real Madrid will face Barcelona on Sunday evening, and following that matchup, they are poised to take on Atletico in the Copa del Rey last 16. The busy schedule poses a significant challenge for Los Blancos as they navigate through crucial fixtures in domestic competitions.