Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has sent a warning to Bayern Munich ahead of their quarter-final match on Friday evening.
The midfielder will be up against his former team in Lisbon as the Camp Nou outfit aim to reach the semifinal of the completion.
“[Friday] is the most important game of the season,” Vidal said in his pre-match press conference.
“We’re really hoping to go through.
“Bayern comes into it off the back of a spectacular season – they’re cup and Bundesliga champions.
“We know that it’ll be difficult, but it’ll be a great game.
“If we do what we have to do, we’ll go through.
“It’ll be a tight game.”
Bayern figures, such as Lothar Matthaus, have hinted that the German side is strong favourites for the clash.
“I haven’t paid much attention [to the comments] because I know the people at Bayern and what they say off the pitch isn’t what the players think,” Vidal added.
“They’re confident but they should know that they won’t be playing against a Bundesliga team [on Friday].
“They’ll be playing against Barcelona.”
Vidal also addressed the pessimism around Barcelona’s chances of progressing.
“I know that the fans have their doubts,” he continued.
“We’re the best team in the world, but we haven’t shown that on the pitch and we lost LaLiga.