BARCELONA 4 - 0 DEPORTIVO

Rafinha defends Alcácer as he misses chances against Depor

Barcelona right winger Rafinha defended striker Alcácer as he once again failed to score, despite having several chances against Deportivo.

Rafinha defends Alcácer as he misses chances against Depor
Andreu Dalmau EFE

Rafinha delighted at Barça win

Rafinha, who scored a double, was very satisfied at Barcelona's 4-0 win over Deportivo in LaLiga, which saw them, at least temporarily, move into second place, 

Rafinha celebrates scoring against Depor.

And speaking after the match he took the opportunity to support his team-mate Paco Alcácer, who came on at half-time (taking Suárez's place) but failed to get his debut goal for Barcelona, despite having at least four golden chances to score.

Rafinha tells Alcácer not to worry

"I already told Alcácer not to worry, that he just needs a goal to go in. He's a 'killer' [a deadly striker], with a nose for goal", said Rafinha, who was on sparkling form out on the right for Barcelona. 

Alcácer after missing a chance against Depor.

Messi the best in the world

The Brazilian also had words of praise for Messi who came back from injury and scored within two minutes of being brought on: 

"Messi is the best player in the world, he's the most important player in the team", said Rafinha.