The Classic is one of the most popular games in world football, but Robert Huth will not be tuned in when Barcelona hosts Real Madrid next Sunday.
Despite the quality of the players shown at the meetings between the two sides, the former Leicester Huth defender is appalled by the histrionists who often accompany these meetings.
The 34-year-old, who remains a free agent after leaving the Foxes in the summer, emphasized that he does not want to see the players surrounding the referee.
Former Leicester defender Robert Huth revealed that he does not see The Classic.
Huth told The Times: & # 39; I do not even see Barça – Madrid. They are two men who surround the referee, some hold his face. The classic? Off. & # 39;
In addition, Huth took the opportunity to condemn players who feign injuries, not only in El Clásico.
He said: What I can not understand is how, afterwards, you can face people. Like a man. I find the whole problem embarrassing. Diving, I can understand. There is no difference between diving and me grabbing someone. You are folding the rules.
"But pretending to be hurt, it just goes against any sport." The weakness of all this fucked me up. I can not think of another sport where it's acceptable.
Huth stressed that he is not a fan of the players that surround the referee and feign injuries.
THE LAST 5 RESULTS OF THE CLASSIC IN THE LEAGUE
May 6, 2018 – Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid
December 23, 2017 – Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona
April 23, 2017 – Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona
December 3, 2016 – Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
April 2, 2016 – Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid
& # 39; We spent the last 15, 16 years with nutrition, gym work, making the players as strong as they can be. You are telling me one [small touch] It is enough to make one go down & # 39;
The next Classic will be deprived of two of the biggest stars that have participated in the meeting in recent years. The Barcelona Lionel Messi will be out for three weeks with his arm fractured, while Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid to Juventus.
However, the game remains intriguing, as Real Madrid is especially anxious for a victory having won five games without a victory in all competitions.
The future of Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui, who only took over in the summer, is a subject of considerable debate, and a defeat in Barcelona would raise more questions about his suitability for the job.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently at the top of the league, but it will be interesting to see how they deal with the absence of Messi.