Tito Vilanova: 'Barcelona are more than just Lionel Messi'

Vilanova: 'Barca more than just Messi'
© PA Photos
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dismisses claims that they are too reliant on Lionel Messi.

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has dismissed suggestions that that his side are over-reliant on Lionel Messi.

Barca overcame Zaragoza 3-1 at Nou Camp on Saturday evening, with Messi helping himself to a double to take his total to 17 this season.

Vilanova however, does not believe that his side are too dependent on the Argentina international.

"It's no great revelation to say that Messi is decisive," said Vilanova.

"But Leo doesn't win games by himself. You have to create chances and know how to defend... It's too simplistic to say Barca is just Messi."

La Blaugrana top La Liga after picking up 34 points from 12 games this season.


Share this article now:
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Zaragoza on November 17, 2012
Read Next:
Result: Barca ease past Zaragoza
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona24195062115162
2Atletico MadridAtletico2416713692755
3Real Madrid24146458273148
4Valencia24144647281946
5Sevilla2412393135-439
6Villarreal2411583529638
7EibarEibar2410593236-435
8GironaGirona249783430434
9Getafe248972921833
10Real Betis24103114150-933
11Celta Vigo2495104137432
12Real Sociedad2485114645129
13Leganes2485112128-729
14Athletic Bilbao2461082427-328
15AlavesAlaves2491142233-1128
16Espanyol246992232-1027
17Levante24311102138-1720
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2453161852-3418
19Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2445152453-2917
20Malaga2434171538-2313
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand