Sergio Busquets says he understands the rotation policy adopted by Barcelona boss Tata Martino this season.
The midfielder, who is part of Vicente del Bosque’s La Roja squad preparing for the World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia this week, acknowledges it could be beneficial for both club and country come the end of the season.
“At the moment we must be thankful for the rotations because it is a long season with a World Cup at the end of it for a lot of players.
“Even more so because when we reach the end of it we want to be in good shape. It is appreciated and something we recognise,” he told El Partido de las 12.
“At first we all want to play but the Coach and physical fitness people do what they think best and we have to understand that.
“To be in peak physical condition all year is impossible. It happens to everyone because we are not machines.
“The important thing is that the team wins, and that is what we are doing. At the Confederations Cup you could see that we arrived not physically well. Brazil were far superior and there was nothing we could do about it.”
Busquets explained that Martino, who previously coached the Paraguay national team, is very understanding of the international commitments the majority of his players have.
“He will not stop us going to or speak badly of the national sides because he knows how it is to be in Vicente del Bosque’s shoes and the excitement it gives us players,” said Busquets.