Pep Guardiola: I will never promise any titles for Barcelona

The tactician has played down his side's sky-high expectations, as he feels they have an equal chance of ending the season trophyless, while their injury list continues to expand
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has claimed that his team have the same possibility of finishing the campaign without silverware as they do in adding to their trophy collection.

Despite splashing the cash over the summer and possessing a star-studded squad, the European champions have drawn their past two fixtures against Real Sociedad and AC Milan respectively, sparking criticism from various quarters.

"I will never promise any titles and in fact, it would be equally as normal if we didn't win anything," Guardiola said during a press conference.

"All I can promise is that the team will be recognisable."

Barca have also been hit severely by injuries of late, with Carles Puyol's return from a long lay-off being overshadowed by Gerard Pique, Alexis Sanchez and Andres Iniesta's trips to the treatment room, but Guardiola is not looking for excuses.

"Last season it was Jeffren and Bojan, now it is Iniesta and Alexis, so nothing has changed," he concluded.

The Liga holders aim to return to winning ways when they face Osasuna on Saturday at Camp Nou.