Barca's Pedro Rodriguez eyes league record
Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez says he and his teammates are targeting Real Madrid's league record of 100 points after sealing the title last weekend.
The Catalans, who play Valledolid tomorrow, were handed their 22nd league crown when Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw with Espanyol, but they stayed on course for a century of points with a late win at Atletico Madrid 24 hours later.
And with nothing else left to play for this season, Pedro said winning their last three games to match Madrid's treasured total from last season can be a motivating factor.
"The 100 points are a motivation, an objective that the team has in mind," he said. "We know that it will be difficult because the opponents that we have left are still playing for things, but we will try to do it."
The Spanish international also insisted it has still been a successful season for Barca despite their eliminations to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the Champions League and Copa del Rey respectively.
"The league is the most important title in the season because it is the one of consistency. I am very happy with the league and for the work of the team."
However, the 25-year-old has been slightly disappointed with his own eight goals this season and understands why his place may be under threat by new faces arriving in the close season.
"Personally, I would have liked to be able to offer a little more, but I am happy with the opportunities I have had.
"Next season it will return to being very difficult. It is normal that in this team they talk about reinforcements. Barca needs goals and a lot of offensive contribution … every year the front line suffers alterations."