Barcelona has not changed since Vilanova appointment, claims Keita

The former Blaugrana player joined his former employer for a training session and was delighted to find that the team has remained the same since his departure
Dalian Aerbin midfielder Seydou Keita believes that Barcelona has not gone though any changes since he left the Nou Camp.

The Mali international had spent four years of his career with the Blaugrana, before moving to the Chinese side on a free transfer.

And having completed a training session with his former club, he stated that everything has remained exactly as he remembered it.

"I was on holiday and I called [Barcelona coach] Tito [Vilanova] to see if I could train a bit with the team. He told me it was fine. I turn 33 in January, but being able to train here makes me feel like a child," he explained to reporters.

"It's like nothing has changed at all. I'm very proud to be here with my team-mates and friends."

He then commented on what he believes is the winning formula of the successful Catalanian side.

"Tito [Vilanova] was also there for those four years and the team is the same as before and that's why they keep on winning. There is a mentality and a humility to the team which creates a great atmosphere," he said.

Seydou Keita appeared 192 times for Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, scoring 16 goals.

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