Valdes: We must adapt to Martino but be faithful to Barca's style

The Barcelona goalkeeper admits that the team has a desire to continue playing its 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 its 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 the club's perfect league record, but in doing so they commanded less than 50 percent of possession in a match for the first time since 2008.

Martino 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," Valdes said when questioned about the 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," Valdes said. "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."