Raphinha had a good game as he scored a goal and had two assists in Barcelona’s first pre-season game in the United States, against Inter Miami CF.
Barcelona’s next game is against fierce rivals Real Madrid, on Saturday, July 23, in Las Vegas.
Raphinha is looking forward to that game and has warned that the current Barcelona team is better than Real Madrid.
“Very happy to have scored my first goal. It was a good game. I tried to have a good game. I’m very happy and hope to continue it,” Raphinha told the media after scoring against Inter Miami.
Speaking ahead of the Real Madrid clash, Raphinha said: “One always tries to score against anyone, but if it’s in a Derby, even more. The most important thing is the win. But for me we’re better than Real Madrid.”
The Brazilian went on to praise his teammates and hailed them for their talents which have ensured Barcelona remain a top club.
He added: “Barcelona has several young talented players. They’re doing a great job with them. They’re always fighting for championships.”