This Saturday the two Spanish giants will clash against each other on the La Liga, the Atletico captain picked out a Real Madrid player on which they will have their eyes locked during the match.
According to the Spanish Gabi the Croatian professional is more important midfielder that Cristiano Ronaldo and than Bale in the real Madrid squad.
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This Saturday a massive football match will be taking place, the Madrid derby will going to be happened for the first time this campaign at the Vicente Calderon,the Los Blancos side will try to protect their lead as they are sitting top of the table with 27 points and on the other hand the Atletico Madrid side were sitting fourth on the table with 21 points, and they will try to defeat their opponents at their home ground to climb up the ladder.
In this match Zinedine Zidane have the midfielder back in their squad as he just came from his injury and the Atletico captain believes that the Los Blancos side have their key man back in the team.
“That Madrid are making a massive effort to recover their top players speaks a lot about what we are doing and how they view us,":Gabi told.
“With Modric, they have recovered their best player - he's the one who makes them play and gives the team balance. We'll try to counter his playmaking skills.”
Maybe Atletico’s main man Antonio Griezmann could the derby against Real Madrid as he picked up a injury during his international game, but the captain is hopeful that the Frenchman will play his role for them in that match.
The Spanish added: “He's got a nasty knock,”
“He's got work to do to be able to make it. We are hoping he can withstand the pain and help us on Saturday.”
In their last four game the Real Madrid side won their all matches and they are confident about this match so does the Atletico side, though they lost their last two games in their three games and they will try to bounc back from this game.
Gabi added: “It's a very important game for us, we have managed to be able to compete with Madrid and if we can beat them on Saturday, then we'll put ourselves into the race.
“Matches immediately after international breaks are usually a bit strange, some players come back with injury problems and I think that will be a key factor this time; I hope everyone goes into the game in the best shape possible.
“It's difficult to match a team like Madrid - only a few years ago it was unthinkable. There are no favourites, let's hope we can give our people some joy.”