Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he was ‘very happy’ after Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 4-0 on Saturday evening.
The Spain international scored late on after Pedro had netted a hat-trick for the Blaugrana.
“We’re really happy, these matches are really tough. They are afraid of nothing, they pressure you high up the pitch and they play well,” he told reporters.
“In the second half they were more tired and we managed to take advantage of that, but it’s always difficult for us to win here – they are difficult to beat.
“Football is like this, it offers you variants and if you go up against a tough rival one day, on a small field and they press you – that’s what we’re working on with the Coach.”
Fabregas then commented on Tata Martino’s rotation policy.
“It looks like he’s doing it with everyone, even the important players.
“We don’t like it, those of us who want to play every game, but it’s an intelligent approach and we’ll thank him at the end of the season.”