Rafael Marquez says he's happy at Barcelona and determined to have a big campaign this season.

The Mexico international defender said after training yesterday at Masia: "I want to give my absolute best, I know that this season it will be more difficult to play, but I will do everything I can to play regularly.

"In a team like Barca there is always competition. This squad is stronger, there will be more competition, yes, but that will help us individually to lift our game."