Racing Santander defender Ezequiel Garay insists speculation over a move to Barcelona did not affect his performance in last night's 2-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid.

Garay struggled to handle Atletico's two-goal hero Diego Forlan, but insisted at the final whistle: "I was not distracted by the rumors about Barcelona, I only think about Racing. The truth is that now I am not worrying about Barcelona."