Madrid - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was pleased they got straight back into their stride with Tuesday's 2-1 friendly win over the Los Angeles Galaxy but saw plenty of room for improvement before the season begins next month.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and Spanish midfielder Sergi Roberto struck either side of halftime at a packed Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena in the Spanish and European champions' opening match of their pre-season tour.
"Considering it was the first pre-season game, after seven days of training with some double sessions, I have good feelings," Luis Enrique told a news conference after the International Champions Cup clash.
"I liked the team a lot because we played with intensity and we did not make any serious errors but we can still improve in everything," added the former Barca and Spain midfielder.
"Without doubt, we are going to be the team to beat and we have to keep improving every aspect of our play. We did things well today but we have to do it again and better. And we are working on that."
Barca's next Champions Cup game is against Manchester United in Santa Clara on Saturday and they play Chelsea in Landover on July 28 before returning to Europe to take on Serie A club Fiorentina in Florence on August 2.
Their first official match of the 2015-16 season is the European Super Cup against Europa League winners and La Liga rivals Sevilla on August 11.
They then play Athletic Bilbao over two legs for the Spanish Super Cup before starting their bid for a sixth La Liga title in eight years against the Basque club on the August 22-23 weekend.