06 May 2012

[Barça B] Dos Santos: "Tito Vilanova will continue to rely heavily on cantera"

The azulgrana midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos confident the Barcelona coach for next season, Tito Vilanova, continue betting on providing opportunities for homegrown players, keeping the line of Pep Guardiola, which has said his goodbye is a "Goodbye, because again".

"Tito is the right hand of Pep has always been with him. I think it even has the same thoughts, which may favor us both me and the homegrown," said the Mexican to EFE. After renewed in November 2015, Dos Santos will be in next season one of four team players that azulgrana will have information about the first team, along with defenders Marc Bartra, Martin Montoya and Marc Muniesa as sports director announced Andoni Zubizarreta for months.

But despite the relief on the bench at the Camp Nou between Guardiola and his current assistant coach, Dos Santos believes that it will not change policy in recent years to bet heavily on the talents emerging from La Masia azulgrana. "Villanova has worked well here in La Masia and, like Guardiola, I think it will continue to rely heavily on cantera," said the midfielder. "The virtue of Tito, it always supports you, encourages you and knows a lot about football, as Pep. I think I will bring a lot next year."

A decision by the club that "surprised" the player, like most of the world football and the fans of FC Barcelona. "Nobody expected it. Everyone thought he was going out club with Pep, but I am delighted for him. What has gone wrong with his illness (he was involved in the parotid gland) and he deserves it" acknowledged Jonathan. The player, who this season is completing a remarkable campaign leading the Barcelona B, has emphasized the successful legacy left by coach Pep Guardiola, who took leave Saturday of the azulgrana fans in their last match at the Camp Nou.

"Pep has made a new era in the club, a great job. But it's not a farewell. I think it's a see you later and again," concluded the young player, who turned 22 last week. (via MD)