Even though Barca star Lionel Messi is back on training ground but his presence in Clasico has not been confirmed yet.
The Argentine attacker has been sidelined since September 26, when he damaged knee ligaments in a Liga match at home to Las Palmas. Now he is back in training with team mates since Saturday but he is still short of full fitness.
The story from Messi’s point looks very optimistic as the Argentina star and sportswear giants Adidas have designed a special pair of boots for the El Clasico which is going to held on Saturday at Santiago Bernabeu.
The Utility man Adriano has also backed Messi by telling reporters, “He is recovering very well, doing everything to get to the game and to have him in the team changes a lot.
“There’s a difference when he plays or doesn’t, but in his absence we’ve managed to come together and move forward in matches.
“Every day he’s been the Leo we’re accustomed to: laughing, joking, and doing things with confidence.
“Would I put money on him playing in the Clasico? Hopefully, yes.”