Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff is eagerly anticipating Sunday’s Primera Division match at home against arch-rivals Real Madrid, and feels the reigning champions can not afford to lose at Camp Nou.
Jose Mourinho’s side are currently trailing Barca by eight points after only six games, and Cruyff believes they will find themselves in a precarious situation if they are beaten in the Clasico.
“Normally you don’t know what is going to happen, but this time I think that Madrid are in more danger than ever because they are so far behind,” Cruyff explained to Sky Sports.
“If they lose this one it is like having the whole world falling over you. These are normally the games I fear the most. Madrid will do more than everything to change this situation around.
“Mourinho will be under a lot of pressure after Sunday if they lose. Then there is a big problem.
“It could be [a tipping point]. If [they] play seven or eight games and – if he loses – they will be so far behind [Barca]. There’s no excuse [for that].”
Sunday’s encounter is scheduled to kick off at 19:50CET.