Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has refused to dwell on his team's record start to a domestic campaign in the wake of its 3-1 home win over Celta Vigo.
Goals from Adriano and David Villa, on either side of a Mario Bermejo equalizer for the visitors, all came in a frantic five-minute spell in the first half before the Blaugrana sealed the win through Jordi Alba just after the hour mark. The Catalan giants have now made it nine wins out of 10 in La Liga to mark their best-ever start, but, speaking after the match, Vilanova insisted that the three points were far more vital in building toward a trophy instead of just the team's current standing.
"I think the most important thing today is the three points we gained rather than the record," the Barca manager said. "It's just an anecdote; we haven't won anything, nor have we won a trophy. [The record] will be there in the future but another coach will eventually arrive and the players will get better. Anyway, we will fight to improve our record."
Vilanova was also quick to praise Celta, who carried an attacking threat of their own, and felt aggrieved after seeing Jordi Alba receive the ball a yard offside to score a decisive third.
"We have to reserve credit for Celta," Vilanova added. "If we didn't play well on occasions, it was because Celta are a great team, not because we didn't try."