Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said his team will play with no fear, when they take on Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday at Camp Nou.
The Catalans won only game out of six before the international break in October.
However, back-to-back wins against Valencia and Dynamo Kiev this week, have eased the pressure on Koeman for now.
A win against Madrid would see them leapfrog Carlo Ancelotti‘s side in the table.
“We’ve won two games in a row and the sensations are good,” Koeman said in a news conference on Saturday.
“The Clasico is one of the most important games of the season and a chance to show that we are on the right path. The result is important, but it won’t be decisive because there is still a long way to go.
“We have to play without fear. We’re confident. We know what we can do and we want to show that. We are at home, we will have our fans behind us and I’m not going into the game with any fear.”
Barca go into the weekend with 15 points from their eight games in LaLiga this season, just two fewer than Madrid, who lost their last league game to Espanyol.