All sports persons have some sort of strategy (some call superstitions) they use in the world of sports Psychology on the build-up to their specific event.
These rituals are certain behaviours an athlete performs with belief that these habits have a specific purpose, power or influence to their performance.
There has been a wonderful break in the silence from one of the Barcelona coaching staff prior to the big final.
This contact has revelled some of the habits and superstitions of the worlds best ever footballing team. This new found data could prove invaluable to Sir Alex Ferguson as an insight to the lead up to the big game.
The staff member said of hard man Carlos Puyol "He just loves his hair, so he just sits in front of the mirror and brushes his luscious locks whilst singing Bette Midler songs!"
Of midfielder Maestro Iniesta "Andres will always have a piss exactly 5 minutes before the game, but this is no ordinary jimmy riddle, he will stand 15 feet away from the bowl and walk to towards the pan with his hands on his head. I have never met someone with so much command of the arch!!"
Safe hands Valdes has a different angle "Victor phones his mother for support, he will ask her questions about how he will perform and if he good enough, he needs a lot of TLC and can sometimes cry for hours before going into battle!"
Slick Striker David Villa is all about luck "David wears lucky socks, chews lucky gum, will use a lucky soap and will always wear his girlfriend's lucky knickers during the game!"
Of the Catalan vice-captain Xavi "he drinks jugs of sangria and scoffs plates full of Seafood paella!"
The world's best player Lionel Messi listens to Barry Manilow LP's, whilst playing Real Madrid at Subbuteo.
Past popular Barca players had other strange rituals like Ronaldinho and Ronaldo used to brush their buck teeth, Eto would head butt the wall and Figo would just play music by Andrew Lloyd Webber on the harp.
Apparently a lot of these superstitions stem from the Barca youth academy and goes way back into the Spanish sides history, Maradona would be in a cubicle sniffing and Johan Cruyff even knitted furiously right up into the tunnel.
Man United coaching staff was asked if any of their players has similar superstitions, they said "..Fergie just shouts at the players"
Lets see if these superstitions will win them the trophy?