Barcelona are set to face Napoli on Saturday and Frenkie de Jong has pointed out that there are another four finals to go for the Blaugrana to win to lift the Champions League trophy.
The Catalan side will host the Partenopei on home soil but without fans as the game will be held behind closed doors.
“[Playing without fans] is a bit of an odd situation, even more so in the Champions League, where you really feel the presence of the fans,” De Jong told Barca TV.
“But there are four games left to win the trophy.
“Every game is decisive, and that makes it harder.”
Barcelona haven’t managed to win a single trophy this year but De Jong is adamant that he doesn’t feel any pressure to lift the Champions League.
“I’m always motivated, but the Champions League is clearly very special,” De Jong added.
“I don’t feel under more pressure now that I’m at Barcelona, it’s the same in every game.
“In a single legged game the smaller teams have a bigger chance of springing a surprise.
“Of course we need to win at all costs, but playing games over one leg is harder because anyone can shock you.
“But it’s a new thing for everyone, nobody has played with this format before, and all the teams that are going will be going because they deserve to be there.”
Napoli held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw in Italy and De Jong hailed the quality of the Italian team.
“We found the first leg hard going,” De Jong continued.
“We had a lot of players behind the ball and it wasn’t a great result, but I’m confident we can play better now.
“Napoli have some top quality players and they’re very well disciplined.
“I’m sure it’ll be a difficult game.
“All Champions League games are, but we need to make sure we make it into the next round.”
De Jong missed several of Barcelona’s final few games in LaLiga Santander due to injury but has fully recovered and is ready to help his team.
“I’m feeling good with a lot of positive energy,” De Jong noted.
“I’ve recovered well from the injury and am feeling fit.
“The break was good for the whole team.
“We’ve recharged our batteries.
“It was nice to get some rest and get our energy back.
“I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t play but I have prepared well for the next few games and feel ready for the one against Napoli.”