Bayern Munich centre-back Dante has labelled Barcelona and Lionel Messi as the best team and player in the world respectively.
The German champions face Barca in the Champions League semi-finals later this month and the former Borussia Moenchengladbach man is aware of how difficult the task will be.
“Of course it will not be easy,” Dante told Lance. “We know that Barcelona are the best team in the world, with a very modern game system and a touch of the ball that has no comparison.
“It will be very difficult to play against Messi, the best player in the world. We will have to give all of us, to show solidarity and run a lot.
“Barcelona are a great team who improvise a lot. We need to approach the two games with a great mentality and strive to reach the final.”
Bayern host Barcelona at the Allianz Arena on April 23 and visit Camp Nou eight days later.