Vilanova unhappy with Barca display

Tito Vilanova said he was unhappy with Barcelona’s display in the 3-2 Champions League win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night.

The Barca Coach conceded that his team should have done much better in a somewhat lacklustre performance, although he qualified his remarks by saying the Russians were always dangerous on the counter-attack.

“I was unhappy but it’s not easy when a team puts everyone behind the ball. We knew they would look to hit us with speed on the counter-attack.

“It happened to us here against Rubin Kazan. It’s was tough and we must be satisfied with what we have.”

Vilanova also praised substitute Alex Song’s performance, with the former Arsenal man dropping into a central defensive role after replacing Gerard Pique early on, and Lionel Messi’s match-winning performance.

“We will have more rhythm to our play as we get further into the season,” he added.

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