After their disappointing draw at Real Valladolid, Rijkaard insists there's no reason for concern from Barca fans: "I am not worried nor am I scared: the squad must accept the situation, after the draw that we obtained in Valladolid.

"Sometimes there is some deception, but the group is with confidence and we have every chance of a great season. Now we must train, work and see how the team reacts. I saw a good atmosphere in the last session and we are preparing ourselves well for the game against Real Betis."

Asked about playing away from home, Rijkaard warned: "We must try to be more aggressive. You need to fight and forget about playing nice football.

"At home, that's where the attractive football can be played - the fans at the Nou Camp demand it."