We don't like Martino's rotation policy, says Fabregas

The Spain international admits he wants to play every single week but understands the decision of his coach to make full use of the squad at his disposal
Cesc Fabregas says the Barcelona squad do not like Gerardo Martino's rotation policy but acknowledges they will reap the rewards of playing less games in the second half of the season.

The midfielder scored Barca's fourth in a 4-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, in which Pedro was the hero with a hat-trick after being handed a start, and the 26-year-old admits he may have to get used to his new coach's approach to selection.

“It looks like he’s doing it with everyone, even the important players," Fabregas told reporters after the game.

“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.”

And despite the Catalans enjoying less possession than their opponents for the first time in 317 games, stemming back to 2008, Fabregas believes that tactically there were positives that came out of the win.

“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 added.

“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.”