Valdes: We want to be faithful to Barca's style

The Barcelona goalkeeper admits that the team has a desire to continue playing their signature brand of football but will need to adapt to the new methods of Gerardo Martino
Victor Valdes has stressed that Barcelona will look to retain their style of play but will inevitably be influenced by new coach Gerardo Martino.

The Blaugrana secured a 4-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, with Pedro scoring a hat-trick and Cesc Fabregas adding a fourth to maintain their 100 per cent record, though they commanded less than 50 per cent of possession in a match for the first time since 2008.

Martin admitted after the match that his side had intentionally adopted more of a long-ball approach due to concerns over the pitch at the Vallecas, but Valdes believes Barca should be expected to try new tactics under their new boss.

"In the end you are talking too much of this topic," the 31-year-old said when questioned about their playing style.

"We have to look at that. We try to maintain faithfulness to our style of play but yes, we have a new coach and he may have some new ideas."

Valdes saved his second penalty in successive games on Saturday, turning aside Roberto Trashorras' effort after denying Ajax's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"Fortunately, for the penalty the ball went in the middle and I managed to stop it," said the 31-year-old.

"I'm happy with how everything is going but the important thing is that we are winning games. It is important to start winning and keep this dynamic."