Messi: “Stay strong, Tito! We’re right behind you in this battle!”
Lionel Messi used his Facebook profile to send a message of support to Tito Vilanova. Andrés Iniesta declared: “He'll win this terrible battle once again".
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has used his Facebook profile to send a message of support to Tito Vilanova in his battle against cancer. In the wake of Barça president Sandro Rosell’s announcement that Vilanova is to step down as Barça coach, the Argentina international wrote: “Stay strong, Tito! We’re right behind you in this battle!”
Meanwhile, Messi’s Barça team-mate Andrés Iniesta – currently on holiday in his hometown of Fuentealbilla – also sent words of encouragement to Vilanova. “Tito will once again win this terrible battle facing him,” Iniesta said. “On behalf of the players and everyone, I send him all my love and support. At the end of the day, this is about a person, not a coach.”