Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas feels they're making good progress under new coach Tito Vilanova.

Fabregas believes pre-season friendlies against Hamburg, Paris St Germain and Manchester United have put them in good stead for the upcoming campaign.

He said: "These three weeks of the pre-season help to make us stronger and we need to fuel ourselves in order to perform better during the season.

"A good pre-season helps build the fitness to see you thorough to the end".