Eibar boss, Jose Luis Mendilibar has played with both Real Madrid and Barcelona in period of nine days.
has fallen to a 3-1 home loss with
on 20 December but played better against
and held the hosts to a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou on Tuesday evening.
has compared both teams, with Madrid more fit – having six triumph in a row across all competitions – while Barcelona stands sixth in the table.
“The difference between Barça and Madrid is that Madrid are capable of playing much faster than Barça.
“Madrid played us in the first 20 minutes at a tempo that we were not able to keep up with.”
It was the first time ever thatEibar
had avoided loss at the Camp Nou, but they had chances against a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona, with the Argentine in the stands having a knee injury.
currently stands 15th in the table.