Mariano put the icing on the cake in the victory against Alavés with a spectacular header.
"I'm very happy to be playing again after so much time out where I could not give my all for the fans. I'm happy with the win and for this finish. I was a little nervous and I never want to make a mistake in front of these fans. Then the goal came and relaxed me," said the fit-again striker.
"I'm available for the coach for what he needs, I'm ready to fight game by game and to give everything for this team. We're all very united and happy to win these games. We're going to try to carry on like this. I'm going to bring fight, hope and hard work to help get the best out of my teammates. We will give everything against Barcelona."