Various players such as Iker Casillas have spoken out in support of Tito Vilanova via a communique released by Real Madrid earlier on today: "Tito, the whole of football is behind you and offers you the strength to get through this. There's no way you can have a better team. There's no way you can lose." Other players also sent messages of support:
Marcelo: "Behind the colours and the crests are people. You'll come out on top, Tito. I wish you all the luck in the world," the Madrid player tweeted.
Sergio Ramos: "All the best to Tito Vilanova and the people around him, in football we're one big family. My thoughts are with you."
Nuri Sahin, on loan to Liverpool: "I wish Tito Vilanova all the best and a speedy recovery."
Arbeloa: "Wars are won after many long battles. The secret is to fight until the end. You have our full support. Be strong Tito!"
Morata: "All the best to Tito. I wish him a speedy recovery".