Gonzalo Higuain: Real Madrid are getting closer to Barcelona
The Argentina international believes it is only a matter of time before his side can overcome the Catalan giants and is confident it will happen sooner than later.
The Santiago Bernabeu outfit were edged out by their Catalan arch-rivals in the two-legged Spanish Supercopa after a pair of closely-contested games.
That came after Madrid had fallen short of Barca in La Liga and in the Champions League in 2010-11, with their only success in the campaign coming in the Copa del Rey.
Still, Higuain believes his side are on the right track in their bid to unseat the Camp Nou club, telling Ole: "Every year we get closer to Barca, that was seen in the Copa del Rey, in the Supercopa and in the other four matches.
"We have come across a spectacular Barca, but we have a great team and there is no doubt we can stand up to them and win.
"We are getting closer to Barca, and I do not doubt that we can overcome them at some point this season."