Leo Messi and Tito Vilanova, together in an image of archive

HE DIED IN 2014

Messi remembers with sadness to Tito Vilanova in the documentary "100x100 Tito"

Published:15/01/2021 - 01:17h

Updated:15/01/2021 - 01:18h

The Barcelona published an advance of the documentary where remember to the ex coach Tito Vilanova, in which Messi speaks on the strategist who died in 2014

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The Barcelona will publish next Friday a documentary on the deceased trainer of the Catalan group, Tito Vilanova. To promote it have published a fragment of the same where sees to the Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, speak on Vilanova and the influence that had in him.

"Had a lot of conversations, but always spoke of football and of what happened in the parties. Or of what could happen in the parties that came", self-evident a Messi visibly sad in a fragment of the documentary published in the Twitter official of the Barcelona. "But the most special was the last because it was like a farewell also", adds.

It was Vilanova the one who would have convinced to Messi to be still in the Barcelona in the year 2014. In that then, Messi had doubts on if it had to follow or no with the Barcelona. The trainer died on 25 April 2014 by problems of health, but the last meeting that this had with Messi were six days before his death.

Said information gave it to know the second trainer of the team culé when the technical deceased directed the Catalan square, Jordi Roura. "It was a stage in which Tito was in some delicate moments, and is truth that in that period Read did not have clear his continuity. It is true that produced this meeting. I was not, were a lot of hours speaking and also is true that do not know what spoke , and what himself that it is true is that Messi changed of approach and, fortunately for the barcelonismo, decided to continue here", declared the trainer in an interview given to Radio Kanal Barcelona in which it added: "it Is truth that Read did not have clear if it went to continue. It changed of approach and decided to follow".

The trainer died on 25 April 2014 by complications of a cancer of the gland parotid that from does years ailed him. Almost a month afterwards, on 19 May, Messi signed the renewal of his agreement with the Barcelona square. "It was hard, was very hard", confesses Messi on the death of Vilanova in another of the scenes that shared Barcelona like advance of the new documentary. In others of the metrajes also can see the participation of Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fábregas, Sergio Busquets, Carles Puyol, Pedro, Gerard Hammered and Thierry Henry.

The career of Tito Vilanova

In spite of that it did not have a career stood out like footballer, Vilanova himself left his deep footprint from the bank of acting during the years cusps of the culés. It initiated his way in the juvenile of the club, where knew to those who would be the figures of the future. In the 2007, took the control of the Barça B, place to the that arrived in the right hand-held role of Josep Guardiola. Between 2008 and 2012, it converted definitively in the second trainer of Pep Guardiola.

In 2012 Guardiola left of the club and Vilanova remained to the control of the team. To finals of this year, was him diagnosed cancer. Although the team was deleted in semifinals of Glass of Rey and of the Champions League, could heave a historical title in LaLiga with the Barcelona: they signed 100 points in the tournament with 32 triumphs, 4 ties and 2 defeats, what in his moment was an unprecedented fact. However, as a result of a relapse of his illness had to leave the charge in July 2013.

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