Eidur issues rallying cry

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Eidur Gudjohnsen feels it is too early to be writing off Barcelona.

The Catalans bowed out of the UEFA Champions League at Liverpool in midweek and many feel it is time for the club to wield the axe and bring through some new blood.

Gudjohnsen, a summer signing from Chelsea, feels the current crop have a tremendous hunger to succeed and will prove their class by bouncing back.

"Barca face bitter rivals Real Madrid on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports 1, and Gudjohnsen feels it is the perfect stage for the players to show the hunger still remains.

"We can't drop our heads for too long as we have the biggest game of the season," Gudjohnsen told Sky Sports News. "We all see it is a great opportunity to bounce back.

"I don't think it is an end of anything. There is still a lot of hunger in this team.

"If we just go into the last three months very concentrated and hungry then next year there will be another Champions League to play for."

Gudjohnsen has had a tough time since moving to Camp Nou, but scored against Liverpool in midweek and is determined to win over his critics.

"In every situation, you come up against challenges and I have been one to look at myself and work harder in order to change the situation," he declared.