Triple header could define Barca's season

Thierry Henry insists Barcelona are ready for a testing month ahead that could put a dent on the club's plans to repeat their historic haul of six major trophies in 2009.

The Catalan outfit face Sevilla at the Nou Camp tonight for the first of a trio of fixtures between the two sides during the next 12 days.

"It is a difficult month for us, probably the most complicated month of the year," said Henry. "We'll see what happens. We know we have to play in the cup, Champions League and league. We have to accept it and put the effort in."

Barca host Sevilla in the first leg of the last 16 of the Kings Cup tonight, before the return leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on January 13. They then meet for a third time in the league at the Nou Camp four days later.

It is a tall order for Barcelona, who only recently claimed their sixth title of a record-breaking year by winning the Fifa Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi last month.

The club will hope to have Lionel Messi back from injury tonight.

 

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