Sergio Busquets and Martín Montoya / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

After a four-hour flight to Finland, Sergio Busquets and Martín Montoya then spoke to the media at Hotel Kämp, where the team are staying in Helsinki, to discuss a variety of issues. Sergio Busquets opened by saying that “I am happy and proud to have been named among the captains. I learned a lot from Puyol and Valdés and want to continue learning from the players that are still here.” He, along with Xavi, Iniesta and Messi, will wear the captain’s armband in 2014/15.

“It’s not just about the coin toss” he insisted. “You have to keep an eye on everything, be a good team-mate, and take responsibilities … I never imagined myself in that role.”I learned a lot from Puyol and Valdés and want to continue learning from the players that are still here

Montoya spoke about playing under Luis Enrique again, who he already knew well from his days with Barça B. “I think he’s the ideal manager” he said. “As a player he was tough, made sacrifices and showed character. And he still transmits that. He’s got ambition and the desire to keep winning trophies.”

On the training sessions so far, he explained that “tactically things are very similar to what we did in other seasons … But we the full-backs push further forward and the wide players move more into the middle and perhaps a bit deeper this year”.Alves is the best full-back in the world so I’ll be competing with him but also learning from him

He will be directly competing for a place in the starting line-up with Dani Alves, who “I think is the best full-back in the world so I’ll be competing with him but also learning from him.”

They both mentioned how delighted they were to be in Helsinki. Neither of them have ever been to Finland before. “This is a charity game and we’ll do all we can to make sure that the people see a good show” said Busquets.