Former Real Madrid defender, Ivan Campo feels Barcelona are not entirely dependent on Messi and are hard to beat when in form.
Real Madrid host Barcelona on Saturday and Campo expects an exciting clasico.
Los Blancos are fourth on the table and are 11 points behind the leaders.
“Every game can be different. Barcelona play fantastic football but Real Madrid has just come back from winning the FIFA Club World Cup and the game on Saturday will be very exciting,” said Campo to Goal during an exclusive chat in Kuala Lumpur as part of La Liga’s partnership with Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP). “The most important is to win this game then we’ll see who is the champion in May.
“Barcelona have fantastic players – not only Messi and (Luis) Suarez. You have (Sergio) Busquets, (Ivan) Rakitic and my best player – Andres Iniesta. I think when Iniesta is in form, Barcelona normally wins.
“As a team when they are on form, they are hard to stop. Not only for Real Madrid but also for strong teams like Manchester United or Juventus.”