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Frenkie de Jong & Ronald Araujo react to Barcelona’s Copa del Rey win

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The visitors came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano

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Frenkie de Jong and Ronald Araujo both offered their thoughts on Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

The visitors were forced to come from behind against the Segunda Division side. Lionel Messi equalized before De Jong hit the winner late on.

The Dutchman seemed pretty happy to have made it through to the quarter-finals and is hoping Barca can go all the way in the competition.

“It was really important for us. We really want to win the cup this year because it’s a trophy so today was an important game for us. I don’t know how many more goals I’ll score

“We created enough chances and we played quite well. We’re feeling good and we’re getting better each week, so we have to continue like this. It’s very important to have made it to the next round.”

Araujo was also in the starting XI again versus Rayo Vallecano and admitted it had been a tough match.

“The truth is that it was a difficult game, I think we should have sealed the game before. The important thing is to progress and that is what we have done.

“We want to fight for this Copa del Rey and it is important for us. Winning away was something that we had pending but this month has changed. The results are the result of the work we are doing. Let the streak continue.”

The match was Barca’s eighth in a row away from home. The team now heads back to the Camp Nou for Sunday’s La Liga clash against Athletic.