18 August 2012 17:47
New Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has challenged his side to win every trophy possible this season.
Vilanova, who replaced the hugely successful Pep Guardiola at the end of last season, insists the Catalan giants have the ability to continue their winning ways under his management.
“What I expect? To win everything. I think we have enough in our team to win any match,” he said.
With Guardiola winning a total of 14 titles during his reign at the club, the pressure is on Vilanova to deliver the same success.
And the former assistant manager believes his team are still motivated to win despite their continued success.
“I have always seen the motivation, and last year we won four titles, with the Club World Cup among them, a tournament I think the club have only won once. But I see them (the players) as motivated as ever,” he said.
Vilanova also promised the side would not change its attractive style of passing football, which has been the key to their success.
“It’s is clear that we will try to continue with the same profile. I hope we have a good season and make people happy with the team’s behaviour on and off the pitch,” he said.
The Barcelona man also hinted that Arsenal midfielder Alex Song could be on his way to the Catalan giants, although he refused to give too much away about the potential move.
“I’ve said before that I’ll never comment about players that are not in the team. It is not worth talking about them until the signing is complete. And that is the case for this player (Alex Song) or anyone else who has the chance to come,” he said.