The Barcelona trainer believes his team earned its place at the top of the Primera Division, after the Blaugrana recorded a 5-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano.
A Lionel Messi double, as well as goals from Xavi, David Villa and Cesc Fabregas ensured that the Blaugrana emerged triumphant after an uneasy start to the match.
"I've seen every game, and know first-hand how difficult it is to achieve a record of 25 points out of 27," Vilanova explained at a press conference. "We had very little possession in the first 15 minutes, but we always fought until the end. We deserve the points we currently have, but must also congratulate Rayo for their approach to the game.
"We took great comfort from [Sergio] Busquets' performance, while [Alex] Song played a great game in a more physical position.
"[David] Villa scored and we are as happy as he is. Today, we used [Martin] Montoya, and we are also very confident in [Marc] Batra. We are Barcelona, and trust our youth greatly."
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