Diarra’s Role In Real Madrid

I was just thinking about the derby game against Barcelona which will commence in couple of hours and thought to myself that the mainstay of Real Madrid’s midfield is Mahamadou Diarra. If he doesn’t perform i think we would get dominated by Barcelona, he has to stop Xavi and Iniesta from playing their game in the midfield. I by the way like his style, his distribution,hisdetermination and most of all his fair play as he never tries to do all the theatrics that most modern players seem to be master at. Anyway i am betting my money on Real Madrid although i thinkBarcelona