Iniesta on Barça TV’s El Marcador / PHOTO MIGUEL RUIZ

FC Barcelona thrashed Rayo Vallecano 4-0 tonight at the Camp Nou. Alexis Sánchez scored a brace followed by goals from David Villa and Messi. Having scored 34 goals and conceding none this season at home, FC Barcelona continues its winning form at the Camp Nou. Andrés Iniesta, who was interviewed after the match by Barça TV, said: “They are significant numbers. We’re on good form at the stadium. However, it’s a bit more difficult playing away, but we’re working to improve the situation.”

Happy for Villa and Alexis

FC Barcelona’s technical staff have been applying different systems of play in each game and the first team midfielder said that “we study our opponents, but sometimes when they play against us they change their style. The technical staff tells us how the opposing team plays and we apply variants to our play style for the match.” Iniesta was very happy for Alexis and Villa as they both bagged goals against Rayo: “it’s great news, we all know that strikers live to score goals. It’s great for them and it’s good for the team.”

The Clásico is closer

With the three points won this Tuesday, FC Barcelona cuts into Real Madrid’s lead at the top of the table. Iniesta explained that in the Liga there is very little margin for error and that “we’ll play against Madrid soon, this is the Liga. Each year is demanding and playing for Barça you always have to fight to win all the titles.” The midfielder said that the work that the team is doing is “good,” but they need a bit more because “the leader demands it.” He also said that the team must always continue with “the same confidence.”

David Villa:

“For us, the important thing is to keep on winning points. We played well again and we won by a good margin.”

“You always need a goal, when it doesn’t come you focus on doing other things in the match. I’m happy that I scored but if I hadn’t I’d still be happy.”

Dani Alves:

“It was a tough match against a team that has personality, but we were on target and we found our goals.”

On Alexis: “I’m very happy for him, he works hard. He was on target tonight and he got two goals.”

Víctor Valés:

“We got a great victory against a Rayo side that made it difficult for us. Three more valuable points.”

Training session on Wednesday at 11:30 hrs

The first team will train this Wednesday at 11:30 hrs at the Ciutat Esportiva. Villa will attend the post-training press conference.