Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has expressed his respect for Spartak Moscow and contentment with his own form.
The Blaugrana are in the Russian capital hoping to seal their progress from Champions League Group G, having failed to do so last time out in Glasgow, where they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Celtic.
“In Russia it's always tough,” noted the former Arsenal man at a Press conference. “It's going to be a very difficult game but we're thinking only of winning. We always play the same way.”
Fabregas also made mention of the playing surface at the Luzhninki Stadium, and his own form this season, having been rested for Saturday's 3-1 win over Real Zaragoza after starting every other La Liga game up until that point.
“The artificial turf will not be a problem.
“I try to give the maximum, and in the end the Coach decides. I'm playing enough games and I'm happy.”
Spartak lost the reverse fixture 3-2 at Camp Nou.