The reigning European and world champions have seven players over 30-years-old, keeping a large contingent of squad which won the tournament in South Africa four years ago.
|WORLD CUP SOCIAL HUB
|Keep up with all the latest news from Brazil and get involved in the debate on Twitter with our new World Cup Social Hub|
"We qualify not as a veteran team, but mature," he said.
"We have four or five players over 30. That’s not much. We’re not afraid of anything and we are in good shape. And [the older players] are extraordinary and have been extraordinary.
"We have a team that has been renewed, that was European Under-21 champion. We have 30 per cent of new players.
"I think there has been a similarity between them and those who’ve come with us to ensure we retain the title."
The coach was asked if Barcelona's poor season in La Liga and the Champions League could affect his side's chances with so many members of the squad playing for the Catalan giants, but he insisted neither that nor Cesc Fabregas' transfer to Chelsea would hinder them.
"There is no direct relationship between Barcelona’s season and football in Spain," he added.
"[Fabregas’ move] does not interfere with the team. It’s a parallel situation. I haven’t noticed anything that may harm our team."