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Xavi: "We've been surprised by Vilanova's leadership skills"

"The training sessions are almost exactly the same as before, and the coaching staff are the same as last year, except for Pep. Therefore, we're all very happy with how things are going."

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Xavi: "We've been surprised by Vilanova's leadership skills"

In the second part of an interview with Barcelona fans on the club's official website, Xavi Hernández has spoken in detail about Tito Vilanova's ability as a coach. The midfielder revealed that the Barça squad have been pleasantly surprised by the former assistant coach's leadership skills but stated that his training methods are not too different from what the players were used to under Pep Guardiola.

Tito Vilanova: "My first impressions of him have been brilliant. Tito is doing an extraordinary job. We have all been surprised by his personality and his ability to lead."

Tito's training methods: "He has made some changes on a tactical and technical level. The training sessions are almost exactly the same as before, and the coaching staff are the same as last year, except for Pep. Therefore, we're all very happy with how things are going."

Predictions for the season: "Everything's going great, we've made a brilliant start to the league and we're headed in the right direction in the Champions League, and we're still in the Copa del Rey, so we're feeling very good about ourselves. We'll have to wait and see if we win anything, but for now we're playing great football and enjoying this new era with Tito. Let's just hope we can achieve our goals come the end of the season."

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