Tito Vilanova & Cesc Fabregas
Francesc Tito Vilanova i Bayó (17 September 1968 – 25 April 2014) was a Catalan manager and footballer who played as a central midfielder. Francesc Cesc Fàbregas Soler (born 4 May 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club FC Barcelona. /5
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Should Arsenal hijack Manchester United's bid for ex-Gunner? Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has been linked with a move back to England with Manchester United, but should Arsenal offer him a return to North London? Cameroon international song arrived at the Camp Nou from Barcelona in 2012, leaving Arsenal for £15m, and in doing so followed Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fabregas in making the move from the Emirates Stadium to the Catalan giants. But even whilst he's been limited to a bit-part role under Gerardo Martino and previous manager Tito Vilanova, Song has failed to impress and looks set to leave La Liga in the summer, with a move back to England strongly speculated - and, unsurprisingly, centre midfielder-needy Manchester United have been tipped to make a move for Song. Song, 26, has seen his perceived value plummet from £15m that Barcelona paid to just around £10m, and with that in mind, could be a relative bargain after the powerhouse midfielder impressed in the more physical nature o ...
Tito Vilanova is set to stand down as Barcelona boss - boosting Man United's hopes of landing Cesc Fabregas.
Barcelona are about to announce Tito Vilanova has stepped down as boss
Barcelona fans to revolt if starlet sold to Manchester United Fans in Catalonia not happy about the sale of the Thiago. The expected transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona to Manchester United this summer is set to make Barca fans revolt, reports Spanish newspaper Sport. ... sportthiago5 The Spain under-21 international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford after being underused in a Catalan team brimming with talent – such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. Yet the prospect of selling Thiago has stirred anger in the Barca fans, not at the player but at the hierarchy of manager Tito Vilanova and president Sandro Rosell. The supporters believe that by selling the 22-year-old Barca are giving the completely wrong impression about their priority to youth and plan to revolt if the deal goes through. Rosell has been an unpopular figure at the Nou Camp following the way he handled Eric Abidal’s departure from the club, with the defender feeling he was forced out shortly ...
Xavi Thiago Can Abort Transfer to Old Trafford Bola.net - The transfer of FC Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara to Manchester United could potentially fail, following the player's chances to replace Xavi Hernandez. Later rumored that the Red Devils have reached an agreement with the Spanish captain personally at Euro U-21 then. Release clause of 17 million pounds was approved by United, which also offers a higher salary than his current, which is 30,000 pounds per week. It is said to make camp Blaugrana fret, because Thiago is still needed in the future. And David Moyes plans first purchase at Old Trafford that was doomed to fail implemented. Guarantee of playing time as a factor called Thiago desire to leave the Nou Camp. However, with the increasingly aging Xavi, then the chance of playing for Thiago will obviously be greater. Even so with the other two Barca midfielder, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas, who still require coatings. A number of possibilities are predicted to make coach Tito Vilanova s ...
Barca target £30m swoop for Mata with Chelsea star's future in the balance under new boss Mourinho Barcelona have made Chelsea's player of the year Juan Mata their No 1 transfer target. Despite Mata's hero status among Blues fans Jose Mourinho is struggling to fit the Spanish playmaker into his plans for next season. The returning 'Special One' is looking to play Belgian star Eden Hazard in the 'hole' and that may squeeze Mata out. Barca's interest in Mata could convince Roman Abramovich to cash in on the £30million-rated World Cup and European Championship winner. The Spanish champions are overhauling their squad this summer with the likes of David Villa and Cesc Fabregas heading for the exit door. Neymar has already arrived at the Nou Camp from Santos but boss Tito Vilanova wants to bring in Mata to balance his attack. Chelsea owner Abramovich and Barca president Sandro Rosell have both been in Israel for the European Under 21 Championship. Although the deal is far from done the pair have discussed th ...
Barcelona set sights on Arsenal Centre-Back. Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny according to a number of reports including one from Spanish source Sport.es. Barcelona are understandably keen to strengthen their defence as Tito Vilanova, though blessed with a myriad of attacking options, doesn’t have all that many experienced and capable centre-backs in his armoury, indeed he basically has Gerard Pique and veteran Carles Puyol. This has left the La Liga side frequently having to use Javier Mascherano as a back-up option. Given the history of Arsenal players moving to join the Catalan side; Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb, Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song to name four, Gunners fans may well fear interest from Barcelona in arguably their most effective defender. Koscielny and Per Mertesacker are Arsene Wenger’s central defensive pairing of choice and the duo worked excellently in the final two months of last term, form that helped the North London side to secure ...
Could Arsenal make a surprise move for Thiago Alcantara? Arsenal have been linked with Cesc Fabregas repeatedly over the past few months, but so far he has given every indication he wants to stay at Barcelona. One Barcelona man whose future is even less certain is his midfield teammate, Thiago Alcantara . The 22-year-old is available for transfer for a cut-price €18 million, due to a clause in his contract being automatically activated after he did not appear over a stipulated number of minutes in La Liga this season, thought to be around the 60 per cent mark. He has headed off to the under-21 Championships with Spain where he is already impressing, showing just why the price tag on his head is such great market value. The midfielder has plenty to think about, with Tito Vilanova describing him before he headed off as the 'future of Barcelona' and Xavi also urging him to be patient. Manchester United have been linked with him, as have City and even Real Madrid, and he is said to be thinking about moving ...
He said Cesc Fàbregas met with Tito Vilanova last week and declared his ambition to leave Barcelona and move back to Arsenal.
United targeting Cesc Fabregas; De Bruyne set for Chelsea return Former Manchester United left-back Denis Irwin has revealed the club’s top summer transfer target is FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, ESPN understands. Fabregas, 26, is reportedly seeking a move away from the Camp Nou after receiving inconsistent playing time under manager Tito Vilanova last season. According to reports, Arsenal have the ‘first-option’ to re-sign Fabregas, but United are confident they can outbid their English Premier League rivals for the Spain international. Irwin is currently an “ambassador” at Old Trafford. He was among the first experts to reveal the Red Devils’ interest in Arsenal forward Robin van Persie last summer. “Cesc Fabregas has zoomed up Manchester United’s transfer target list to the top position and the champions are going to move heaven and earth to get him,” Irwin told the Sunday World. “The Barcelona star wants out of the Nou Camp and United want him badly, so the deal should be ...
Barcelona have broken the 100 points barrier with victory over Malaga. Champions Barcelona became only the second team in Primera Division history to reach the 100-point mark. Barca needed a win over Malaga to match the record-breaking 100-point haul Real Madrid managed last season and Tito Vilanova's men duly delivered. The game was as good as over inside the opening 16 minutes at the Nou Camp as Barca raced into a 3-0 lead through goals from David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Martin Montoya. Andres Iniesta then added a fourth early in the second half for Barca's 115th league goal of the season - breaking the previous-best mark of 114 that the Catalan giants tallied last term.
Cesc Fabregas will sit down with Tito Vilanova this week to seek assurances regarding his role in the team, before deciding whether to push for a return to the Premier League. [ESPN]
DINHO TRANSFER UPDATES:- -Madrid plan £85m Bale swoop as replacement for United target Ronaldo -Everton face competition for Martinez's signature... from Manchester City -Wanyama wants Arsenal move, but agent says step up could be too big -I will be Chelsea manager by the end of the week! Mourinho heads to Chelsea with parting shot for Ronaldo as Madrid's dressing-room war is exposed at bitter end -Luis Suarez is destined for Madrid - but it could be to Atletico rather than Real. Suarez knows Atletico are ready to use the money from the £51million sale of Radamel Falcao. -West Ham will sign Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian on Monday, with the Spaniard set to arrive in London for a medical at the club -Navas eyes City switch as Spain winger confirms interest in £18m move -liverpool plot swoop for Villa striker Benteke if Suarez is lured to Madrid -Cesc Fabregas will meet Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova this week for talks about his future, with Man United, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea all interested in sig ...
Cesc Fabregas would prefer a return to Arsenal over a switch to Manchester United or Manchester City and will make a decision on his Barcelona future next week. According to The Mirror, the Spain international is frustrated over the minor role he has been given in Barcelona’s big games this season and will have talks with manager Tito Vilanova after the Camp Nou club play their final league game. The report claims Fabregas still hopes to return to Arsenal one day and the Gunners would be his preferred destination should talks with Vilanova not progress. New Manchester United manager David Moyes is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old but any move by the Old Trafford club would be hindered by a clause in the deal that saw Fabregas leave them for Barcelona. That clause, according to the report, gives Arsene Wenger first option on the midfielder and allows them to bring him back to Emirates Stadium for a fee of between £20-25million. It also means any bid by Manchester United – as well as other reported ri ...
Pellegrini confirms City talks to start soon Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he is set to initiate talks with Manchester City soon and will listen to the offers on the table. Pellegrini managed his last game of the season with Malaga and has already confirmed his exit from the La Liga side. Pellegrini also quashed rumors that he has already signed up to be the next Manchester City manager and ESPN quote the Chilean saying, “When I reach an agreement I will tell you. I have an agreement to start conversations with Manchester City. Now the league is over we will start from Monday to look forward and to see where my future lies. Some rumours will be right, others won't, but I have kept my focus on Malaga until now.” Fabregas set for talks with Vilanova as Big Four snoop around As Premier League’s Big Four- Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, prepare their summer transfer lists, Cesc Fabregas is ready for crunch talks with manager Tito Vilanova over his Barcelona future. The Da ...
Tito Vilanova on Cesc Fabregas: 'He will continue, unless he asks to leave or the club receives an irresistible bid'
Roura: We can overcome Milan Barcelona's stand-in coach Jordi Roura has said he feels his players are "looking forward to overcoming Milan" as they try to recover from a 2-0 deficit in the Champions League. The last week has seen much soul-searching in Catalonia after the setback in Italy was followed by two crushing defeats to Real Madrid in five days. The results left Barca players including Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba and Cesc Fabregas talking of feeling low. Many observers have pointed to the importance of the absence of coach Tito Vilanova, who is receiving medical treatment in New York. But speaking after training on Friday, Roura, Vilanova's assistant, said his 30-year association with the club had shown him that both positives and negatives tended to be overemphasised. "There is always a tendency to get overly euphoric when we win and excessively pessimistic when we lose," he explained. "We all want to come back against Milan. We had a long week but the response [of ...
Backpass, January 31 Part 1 Cesc Fabregas lamented Barcelona's inability to increase its 1-0 lead during the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal against Real Madrid, as Raphael Varane scored to make it 1-1 late on. The Catalan side took advantage of slack defending and scored the opener in the second half courtesy of Fabregas' well-taken finish past Diego Lopez, before Varane equalised in the 83rd minute. The Blaugrana's goalscorer feels they could have added to their tally, but refused to be drawn into commenting on who was now favorite to secure a place in the final. Barcelona's assistant manager Jordi Roura, who led the team in the absence of Tito Vilanova, also bemoaned his players' lack of cutting edge, but maintained the draw was a decent result. Deliberation: Who is now your favorite for a place in the final after last night's draw?
Cesc Fabregas is clearly not happy at Barcelona because Tito Vilanova substituted him in last 2 games .
Latest Arsenal transfer news: Tito Vilanova has scuppered any hopes Arsenal had of recruiting David Villa, with the Barcelona manager reiterating that Villa will stay at the Nou Camp Manchester City are hoping to beat Arsenal to Derby County's midfield starlet Will Hughes Arsène Wenger is confident that Cesc Fabregas could yet return to play for Arsenal again. Arsenal are chasing Mainz 05 striker Adam Szalai They are also lining up an offer of £8 million for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy
World Sports News Messi helps Barca set new record Barcelona set a new record for the best start to a Spanish soccer league season on Sunday when a 3-1 win at Malaga kept them 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid and 18 in front of Real Madrid. Ballon d'Or winner Messi scored for a ninth successive league game and then supplied Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara for the second and third goals. He has 28 for the La Liga season. Barcelona have 55 points from 19 games with 18 wins and a draw, breaking the previous mark for the halfway stage of the campaign which they set at 52 points in 2010-'11. "We're very happy to get 55 out of 57 points but, logically, it will be difficult to repeat that with the Champions League and the Spanish Cup to think about as well," said Barca coach Tito Vilanova. "We have Atletico 11 points behind us and we have to go there and to Real Madrid so we can't just stop now - we have to keep going." Malaga have the best defensive record in La Liga but goalkeeper Willy Caballero, after s ...
Barcelona picked up their 17th win of the season with an emphatic 4-0 victory over their Catalan neighbours Espanyol at Camp Nou. A sublime opening half hour from Barca did all the damage, with Xavi opening the scoring after just 10 minutes. Pedro soon netted a double before Lionel Messi slid home from the spot, after Cesc Fabregas had been brought down in the area. The winter break proved unable to disrupt the Blaugrana's typically flowing football as they took command of the game from the first second, seemingly buoyed by the return of Tito Vilanova to the bench after surgery. Operating from the left, Andres Iniesta was dancing past the Espanyol defence with ease and it only took 10 minutes for him to create the opening goal. Having been picked out in space by Messi, Iniesta drilled a low cross into the area which Xavi coolly slotted home unmarked. The hosts were unrelenting and after Kiko Casilla made a great save to keep out Iniesta in the 13th minute, it took just another couple of minutes for the se ...
Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol: Pedro brace gives Barca perfect start to 2013 Four goals in the first half saw Barcelona cruise to a derby win over Espanyol as Tito Vilanova returned to the dugout. The home side welcomed the return of coach Tito Vilanova back to the dugout and his presence inspired a first half performance to be admired. Pedro Rodriguez was in superb form, as was Lionel Messi but it would be midfielder Xavi Hernandez who broke the deadlock. Andres Iniesta clipped the ball in following a through ball from Messi and Xavi was on hand to poke the ball past Espanyol keeper *** Casilla. Five minutes later and Barca got a second, this time Cesc Fabregas crossed low for Messi, whose shot hit the knee of Pedro, who celebrated his first goal in a very long time. On the half hour mark the Spanish winger would be celebrating again when Sergio Busquets played a defence splitting pass for Pedro to chip the ball over the helpless Casilla. Minutes later and it would be four as Fabregas was fouled by Casilla and ...
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been spotted outside the emirates and is reported to be in talks with Arsenal. The midfielder left the Emirates in the summer of 2011 to return to his boyhood club Barcelona. The Spanish international is apparently unhappy at the club due to lack of appearances and playtime by manager Tito Vilanova. - Sky Sports. - Sergeant
If Wednesday morning were the players called up by selecting the Quese trained Catalunya, in the afternoon it was the turn to the rest of the squad of FC Barcelona. And if the morning was Jordi Roura who chaired the session while Tito Vilanova remained in his office in the afternoon was already the first team who managed the session. Before training, Tito spoke a few words to the players and wished them a happy new year and asking, as always, the best job possible to take the team forward. One of the most emotional moments of the session was when the technician has embraced Eric Abidal. On the sporting front, the good news was that both Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song and joined the group. By contrast, air links problems prevented Leo Messi and Adriano Correia on time at the beginning of the session and off to the pitch of the Ciutat Esportiva around 7 pm, an hour later than their peers.
Lionel Messi has another chance to reach Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year after Tito Vilanova included him in Barcelona's squad to play Benfica in the Champions League. Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Javier Mascherano, Pedro, Jordi Alba and Cesc Fabregas were all rested from the squad and replaced with youngsters from the club's youth Academy. "We have some players just back after injury and others from Barca B and we would like to see how they perform," Vilanova said. "I am sure the motivation will be good. They are professionals. Benfica are still playing to qualify for the last 16."
Barcelona ensured they remain top of La Liga after a thumping 4-0 victory over Levante on Sunday. The Catalan giants went into the match in second place on the table following Atletico Madrid's win over Sevilla earlier in the day and knew victory at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia would not only send them back to the top of the table but also open up an 11-point gap over bitter rivals Real Madrid after their shock loss to Real Betis on Saturday. After a scoreless first half, Tito Vilanova's men turned on the style in the second, with Lionel Messi scoring twice in four minutes just after the break to put his side two goals to the good. From there the result was never in doubt with Andres Iniesta firing home from the edge of the area in the 57th minute before Cesc Fabregas completed the rout six minutes later. Meanwhile, Atletico ensured they kept pace with Barcelona after they demolished a ten-man Sevilla side at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao rattled home his 10th goal of th ...
LEV 0 Barcelona 4 REPORT Andres Iniesta took centre stage with a virtuoso display as Barcelona continued their unbeaten start to the Primera Division season with a classy victory at Levante. Iniesta provided assists for Lionel Messi's quickfire double - his 81st and 82nd goals this calendar year - before lashing home a goal of his own and playing in Cesc Fabregas for a fourth as Barcelona ran riot in a devastating 18-minute spell at the start of the second half. Jose Barkero had the chance to pull a goal back for the hosts late on but saw his tame penalty saved by Victor Valdes as Barca comfortably maintained their three-point lead at the top of La Liga with their 11th win in 12 matches. Tito Vilanova's visitors had most of the possession in a cagey first period but surprisingly lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Indeed it was the hosts who were the first to threaten, Barkero cutting in from the right and sending in a swerving effort that Valdes had to guide over the bar. A minute later Barcelona s ...
Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas has said he sees no problem for Tito Vilanova in fitting all the club's Spain international midfielders into the same starting XI.
TEAM NEWS: Villa and Tello partner Messi upfront as Barcelona head to Mallorca The Spain international and Masia graduate start in attack for the Blaugrana, as the club look to put their disappointing midweek Champions League defeat to Celtic behind them By Charlie Scott Nov 11, 2012 4:10:00 PM Tito Vilanova makes five changes to the side that lost during the week for Barcelona's trip to Mallorca, with David Villa and Cristian Tello chosen to play with Lionel Messi in a front three for the Catalan giants. Villa and Tello replace Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, while Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets also return to Barcelona's starting XI as Marc Bartra and Alex Song are dropped to the bench. Pique makes his first start in eight weeks after being injured during the club's Champions League match against Spartak Moscow in September. Cesc Fabregas is included in a midfield three alongside Xavi and Busquets, as Andres Iniesta is named as a substitute for tonight's game. Joaquin Caparros makes one change from his side ...
"Tito Vilanova can bring on David Villa and Cesc Fabregas and I bring on an 18year-old kid who cost £50,000 from Airdrie," Neil Lennon.
Celtic Coach : Lennon "But the difference between me and Tito Vilanova [Barca's coach] is that he can bring on Cesc Fabregas and David Villa, I bring on Tony Watt, an 18-year-old signed for £50,000 from a club called Airdrie. "When I took the job on, I said I wanted to bring the thunder back and I've never seen an atmosphere like I did tonight."
Tito Vilanova said it was Barcas best display of the season as Lionel Messis brace, Xavi, David Villa and Cesc Fabregas sealed a 5-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
With Lionel Messi as a three-time goal-taker and Cesc Fabregas as a three-time goal-maker, 10-man Barcelona won a wild 5-4 shootout at Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Saturday. It looked to be a one-sided affair when the league leaders raced into a three-goal lead through Jordi Alba, Cristian Tello and Messi after just 18 minutes. However, Depor replied with a Luis Pizzi penalty and an Alex Bergantinos goal before Messi struck again to put Barca back in the driving seat. Pizzi's second of the match then set the nerves jangling once more and the dismissal of Javier Mascherano gave the visitors further food for thought until Messi made it 5-3 with his treble. The excitement did not stop there though, and an own goal from Alba brought Depor back within touching distance of their opponents with 11 minutes remaining. However, despite their best attempts to grab a deserved equalizer, their luck ran out as Barca held on for the points. Barca coach Tito Vilanova had left influential midfielder Xavi o ...
Cesc Fabregas has reportedly opened the door for a return to Arsenal after struggling under new Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova! See full story here:
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will miss Sunday's La Liga game against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp after dislocating his left elbow. Puyol, 34, was taken to hospital after Barcelona's 2-0 Champions League Group G win against Benfica on Tuesday. "We are waiting for more information but he will certainly miss the Clasico," Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said. The club expect the Spain international to be out for eight weeks. Puyol landed awkwardly after jumping at a 78th-minute corner, and was eventually carried off on a stretcher and replaced by Alex Song. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in Lisbon after six minutes and Cesc Fabregas doubled their lead in the second half to leave Barca with a 100% record from their opening two Champions League games. Barcelona are eight points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga after six matches.
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has hailed Cesc Fabregas and David Villa after their late goals gave his side a last-gasp 3-2 win at Sevilla on Saturday.
coach Tito Vilanova heaped praise on David Villa and Cesc Fabregas after the duo helped the Catalans keep their lead at the top.
Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent start to the new Primera Division campaign with a thrilling come-from-behind victory at 10-man Sevilla. Tito Vilanova's men appeared to be heading for defeat when Piotr Trochowski and Alvaro Negredo fired Sevilla into a deserved 2-0 lead, but Cesc Fabregas' brace pulled Barca level before substitute David Villa secured the win in stoppage time. Sevilla were not helped by the 72nd-minute dismissal of Gary Medel following a clash with Fabregas, with Barca's final two go
Latest Scores Fabregas ready to stake Barcelona claim The Spanish midfielder admits it is difficult to compete with the "best player in the world" but is nonetheless happy to assume a supporting role at Camp Nou By Max Bentley Sep 26, 2012 10:20:00 PM Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi, Barcelona Cesc Fabregas says he has no qualms about sacrificing his preferred position to accomodate Lionel Messi in the Barcelona starting line-up. The 25-year-old earned praise at Euro 2012 as Spain's 'false nine' following the absence of David Villa, but finds that position in Tito Vilanova's XI presently occupied by who he considers to be the finest footballer of all time. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fabregas said: "At Barca, the best player of all time plays in my favourite position. I'm talking about Messi, of course, and luckily he doesn't play for Spain. "My favourite role is as the attacking midfielder, where Wenger put me, behind the striker in a 4-2-3-1. "Last year I played as a striker in a 3-4-3 behind Messi ...
Tito Vilanova opted for Cesc Fabregas in midfield, while Adriano filled in at left-back in the absence of regular starter Jordi Alba.
Barcelona maintained its 100 percent start to the season as it defeated Getafe 4-1 at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The Catalan giants labored during the early stages of the match but took a single-goal lead into the break through Adriano Correia. Second-half substitute Lionel Messi then netted a brace before a Javier Mascherano own goal robbed the visitors of a clean sheet, but David Villa rounded off the win. A number of injuries meant that Barcelona's attack had an almost second-string look to it, with Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and Cristian Tello leading the line while Messi and Villa, who were lacking in fitness, started on the bench. The Blaugrana controlled possession throughout the first half but did not use the wings effectively enough. A number of times Tello wasted the ball as he tried to beat defenders, only to over-hit his touch and run it out of play. Therefore it was not until the 26th minute that Tito Vilanova's side eventually threatened the hosts' goal. Thiago Alcantara dribbled through the cent ...
Tito Vilanova has hailed the performance of Cesc Fabregas as Barcelona ran out easy 4-1 winners over Getafe, saying of the Former Arsenal man: "Fabregas showed great gusto and played very well."
Tito Vilanova hails Cesc Fabregas' influence on Barcelona victory
Vilanova: I am to blame if Fabregas is not at his best Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has spoken out about Cesc Fabregas' perceived poor form this season, and says he will shoulder some of the blame if he cannot coax better showings out of the midfielder. The Former Arsenal man enjoyed a flying start to his career with the Blaugrana, but has suffered a noticeable dip in performance since the start of 2012. "He's a world-class player who would get into any team in the world," the 42-year-old was quoted as saying by AS. "At Barca, it just happens he has to compete with players who have been the best in the world in recent years in their positions. "I don't agree that Cesc has not been playing well. The coaches must also be held responsible. If I can't get the best out of him, you can't just blame the player - I must be to blame too." Meanwhile, Vilanova also announced his squad for Saturday's clash at Getafe, with Carles Puyol set to return and Jordi Alba due to miss out with tonsillitis, joining Andres Inie ...
Tito Vilanova i hope played at the beginning of Cesc Fabregas, he is a great player and midfielder lethal defense, of the fans
Tito Vilanova thinks he should be the one to blame if Cesc Fabregas is not performing at his best for Barcelona.
Cesc Fabregas has said Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova wants him to play in a deeper role and "work for o...
Barcelona star Xavi backs fellow Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas to be a success under Tito Vilanova this season.
According to the Spanish media, AC Milan are thinking about Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who is unsettled in Tito Vilanova's squad
Manchester United are eyeing unsettled Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas. This week, Cesc spoke of his frustration over a lack of starts this season under new coach Tito Vilanova. France Football says United and PSG are on red alert of Cesc being unsettled and internally discussing a massive January offer for the ex-Arsenal captain. Both clubs are drawing up bids of £35 million to test Barca’s resolve. SOURCE: Tribalfootball
Reports this week suggest that Cesc Fabregas is unhappy with life at the Nou Camp as Tito Vilanova continues to restrict his first team appearances
Fabregas Hints At Arsenal Return Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas has hinted he could move away from Barcelona after reports that he might not be in Tito Vilanova's plans Since Guardiola left, Fabregas has not been able to tie down a starting shirt in Nou Camp but he has promised he would not make it easy for any manager to let go of him. "There's no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football - I couldn't tell you what makes a great substitute. "I always wish my team-mates well and put a happy face on. If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my team-mates or manager see it. "I've always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit wracking my brains.
At some point most top players have difficult moments in their career. Cesc Fabregas is experiencing his..
Cesc Fabregas is unhappy at barcelona bit-part role under Tito Vilanova's Management . He Wants to leave
Cesc Fabregas signals discontent at his limited playing time so far this season under Tito Vilanova via
Cesc Fabregas lining up a shock move back to Arsenal The Barcelona midfielder has fallen out of favour with Tito Vilanova and may be lining up a shock return to the gunners claiming many Spanish tabloids. The Spanish international has only made 30 appearances since joining the catalan side in 2011 and may have fallen out of love with Barcelona.
We're most likely to get Cesc Fabregas back!! He hasn't been included in the first team plans of Tito Vilanova. This could be a huge transfer
Alex Song was busy running around the field like a sheep without a shepherd.Barcelona is already tired of Cesc Fabregas, Tito Vilanova says hez struggling to find a place for him in the team. How many matches before Song becomes a training material too? Una never see anything! Who wants 2 go to barca next?
Reports that Cesc Fabregas is NOT part of new Barca coach Tito Vilanova's plans and could be sold, apparently back to Arsenal (Marca)
Tito Vilanova can't fit Cesc Fabregas into his team apparently, my heart bleeds for you.
According to Marca and The Mirror, Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has revealed Cesc Fabregas isn't part of his plans and so might leave
Cesc Fabregas claims he never got to grips with Pep Guardiola's system in his first year at Barcelona. Let's be honest, this sounds a little bit like nonsense from the Former Arsenal man though!! And if it is a real excuse, then surely Tito Vilanova's tactics are similar considering he was Guardiola's assistant?! Can any one just tell FAB to stop drinking, so he can stop saying nonsense
Barcelona midfielder confident of impressing - Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted his form faded towards the end of last season but expects both he and his club will be back with a bang. The Former Arsenal man rarely completed 90 minutes for the Catalan giants in the closing stages of a campaign which saw his side fail to retain both the Champions League and Primera Division. Following Pep Guardiola's departure, Barcelona have a new man at the helm in Tito Vilanova and Fabregas is confident of an upturn in fortune
Cesc Fabregas has blamed a mental block for his poor Barcelona form at times last season. Can he find some sparkling performances for new boss Tito Vilanova when the La Liga gets under way later this month?
Cesc Fàbregas shared the following link and had this to say about it: New Barca coach Tito Vilanova has just signed a two-year deal at the Nou Camp! View pic here:
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova and sports director Andoni Zubizarreta have settled on their squad restructuring for the summer market. Sport says 15 players have been deemed off limits in terms of sales: Víctor Valdés, José Manuel Pinto, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas, Carles Puyol, Xavi, David Villa, Andres Iniesta, Alexis Sanchez, Leo Messi, Thiago, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Pedro and Isaac Cuenca. Another five home-grown youngsters, Cristian Tello, Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra, Marc Muniesa and Jonathan Dos Santos will be promoted to the senior squad. Those players up for sale are: Dani Alves, Adriano, Seydou Keita, Ibrahim Afellay and Spanish youngster Andreu Fontas.
'Guardiola’s relationship with Tito Vilanova is fantastic.' -Cesc Fabregas
"Guardiola’s relationship with Tito Vilanova is fantastic." - Cesc Fabregas (via football-addict)
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has welcomed the appointment of Tito Vilanova as new coach. Vilanova will...
Cesc Fabregas talks up new Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova: "Vilanova is more than qualified for the job"
Mourinho likes Yaya The representative of Yaya Toure, Dimitri Selcuk, said on COM Radio that several teams interested in his player: "Real Madrid are interested in Toure, like other teams, but Madrid want him and we are open to all propositions. A Mourinho and Yaya Toure like Mourinho likes. Cesc: "Tito Vilanova is more that qualified for the job Cesc Fabregas has said that 'Tito' Vilanova is "more than qualified for a position that weighs a lot." "Tito is very quiet and football fan. Learn a lot from him. Have strength and courage. It is a great coach," he stressed this afternoon the player.
Cesc Fabregas has backed decision to appoint Tito Vilanova as their new boss.
Barcelona will consider offers for all but seven of current squad - including Cesc, Pedro Barcelona chiefs have made just SEVEN of their first team squad untouchable for the summer market. Sport says Barca are prepared to shake-up their roster to help fund major signings for next season. Victor Valdes, Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Leo Messi are those off limits for interested clubs. However, interestingly, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez can be prised away for the right price, along with Dani Alves, Pedro Rodriguez, Ibrahim Afellay, Adriano Correia and Seydou Keita. Young Barca B graduates Martin Montoya, Oier, Jonathan Dos Santos, Marc Bartra and Marc Muniesa are also being made available as new coach Tito Vilanova doesn't want to work with a blown out squad. My Take Is this coach not looking for trouble?
Tito Vilanova Replaces Pep Guardiola As barcelona coach Barcelona paid an emotional tribute to departing Pep Guardiola after the Spaniard confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season. Key stars of the first team, including club captain Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas watched Guardiola deliver his farewell speech at the Nou Camp, applauding him after announcing an end to his glorious trophy-laden four-year era Barcelona also revealed that Guardiola's No 2 Tito Vilanova will take over the managerial reigns next season. 'I would like you to understand that this is not an easy decision for me. But I would like to explain my reasons for this decision,' said Guardiola. 'I have always wanted short-term contracts. Four years is an eternity as Barca coach. In the month of October I announced to the president and to the sporting director that I thought my spell was coming to an end.The main reason why I have taken this decision is because four years is many years. 'I have given everything ...
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