Guardiola’s right-hand man has followed the rest of the squad in declaring that the Blaugrana are not afraid of a new-look Real Madrid…
The signing of Kaka and the impending arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu is sure to leave Spanish football fans salivating at the mouth thanks to the prospect of a firecracker showdown with Barca’s own superstars, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi.
But so far, the Blaugrana squad have been nonchalant about
“They are strengthening their squad and Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka are both great players. But it is something that they had to do because they lost ground on us last season.
“Besides, we have Iniesta, the best midfielder in the world and Messi, the best forward. In my opinion, they are better than Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo,” he boomed proudly.
Vilanova then went on to touch on the much-talked about Samuel Eto’o contract renewal saga.
“We are very happy with him and we will do everything we can so that he stays,” he assured.
“But sometimes, things like these are not easy because footballers have their own representatives. Still, I believe he will remain.”
“Ribery is a good player and we would be delighted to have him play for us,” he enthused. “But surely, Bayern Munich will not allow him to leave.”
Both Villa and Ribery had previously stated that they would prefer Barca over
KS Leong, Goal.com