Tito: Barca need to improve

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova was moderately satisfied after his team’s 1-0 home win over Valencia at the Camp Nou.

However, despite taking maximum points from the opening three La Liga fixtures Vilanova feels La Blaugrana still need to improve, although he believes it is still too early in the season to have hit top form.

“It was important not to concede and we controlled most of the game,” Vilanova told a Press conference after watching the game from the stands following his touchline ban.

“In the second half we noticed the wear and tear from this week’s game at the Bernabeu but it’s nice to have nine points.

“Of course, there are things that need to be improved although it’s logical that in March you play better than you do now.”

The 42-year-old also spoke about the changes to his starting line-up, with Alex Song coming in for his first start, Cesc Fabregas picked and Pedro selected ahead of Cristian Tello.

“Cesc had a very good game but I don’t know what I’ll do in the future, whether to continue with the rotations or not, but today I wanted fresh people.

“Song also did well, both defensively and with the ball, and he was noticeable in his first game in this stadium.

“Pedro always creates chances and works hard defensively, so he is very important to us and we hope to maintain him at this level.”

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