Adriano sees hungry Barcelona

Adriano has given his backing to Tito Vilanova’s early work in charge at Barcelona and declares the club hungry to win everything.

Vilanova was promoted from assistant Coach during the summer following Pep Guardiola’s departure after four years and 14 titles won.

Full-back Adriano has revealed today that the man in charge may be different this summer, but the ambition remains the same at Camp Nou.

“Since he arrived I’ve ha a good relationship with him. Now he is the Coach, but the philosophy is the same as with Pep and I do not think very much will change,” he reflected to the gathered media today.

“We’re looking forward to the League, Champions League, Copa del Rey, everything. Everyone is looking extremely good and I believe that we can do better this year compared to last.

“Whoever thinks that the League is just between two teams though is wrong. In La Liga there have been revelations, such as Levante and Malaga last year.

“We will continue to maintain our level or to exceed it in the coming year.”

Adriano faces competition for places this year with new signing Jordi Alba.

“More competition is good for the club and for ourselves. This year will be a very good year because there is much competition in every position.

“I was suffering a lot with injuries at the club and I have worked with the medical staff and physiotherapists to try to fix it. From there, we have done many things, many tests.

“I’ve looked after my weight and I think that today, at 27, I’m in the prime of my career.”

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