Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits the squad 'are not yet 100 per cent' ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla on Tuesday.
The Catalans, who secured an incredible treble last season, take on the Sevillistas in Georgia on Tuesday in the traditional European season curtain raiser hoping to secure their first silverware of the 2015/16 campaign.
The Croatian admits the squad are not yet at their optimal fitness level ahead of the clash in Tblisi but is confident they have the guile to beat his former employers as they look to do a clean sweep of all six titles on offer.
"I'm very excited," the Croatian told a Press Conference."There's nothing nicer than starting a season with a title.
"I am a huge Sevilla fan but not in this game, I give all I have to Barca. And we want to continue making history on the way to winning all six titles.
"Maybe we are not 100 per cent ready, but we can win the first title and there are no excuses."