Rafinha fetaured on the Barça TV programme 'El Marcador' / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Rafinha didn’t get on the scoresheet in the 8-1 win over Huesca, but as he told Barça TV’s post match programme "El Marcador": “you have to take your chance with every minute you get on the pitch and all of the players did that tonight. The team is playing well and full of confidence and we have to try and go for everything”.

Rafinha’s been out of action for much of the season with injuries, but he insisted: “I’m feeling confident – I’m in one of the biggest teams in the world and the most important thing is that I am learning from my teammates and continuing to grow. I’ve always been a midfielder, but I’ve even ended up playing at left back at Barça – the most important thing is to be playing, it doesn’t matter what position”.  I am learning from my teammates and continuing to grow

Looking to the future, Rafinha made it clear that victory was the only thing the players had on their mind for Saturday’s last league game of 2014 against Cordoba at the Camp Nou: “we want to close the year with a win”. There’s also the next round of the Champions League waiting in the New Year and Rafinha believes: “City are a very strong team, but so are we and we are full of confidence – if you want to be Champions, you’ve got to beat the best”.

Keping an eye on Celta

Rafinha played on loan at Celta last season and he admitted that he still keeps a close eye on the Galician team’s progress: “I always take a look and see how they are doing and hope they do well”. Celta made it through to the next round of the Spanish Cup on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Las Palmas.