Messi: "A person that is difficult to forget"
Leo Messi dedicated a message to Tito Vilanova, accompanying it with an image of both of them together: “Forever with you. All of my love to Tito’s family.”
Leo Messi wanted to dedicate a message to Tito Vilanova following his death, and accompanied it with an image of the two together on his Facebook page. “Forever with you. All of my love to your family." "All of us that have shared the dressing room with Tito at FC Barcelona are deeply affected, for what he gave us as a person and a professional. Personally, I’ll always carry a part of what he shared and lived through with me, I’ll never be able to forget. For me, always eternal, Tito.”
Other players have also paid tributes to the former Barcelona coach :
Eric Abidal: "For everything we went through together, I’ll always remember you, friend.”
Víctor Valdés: "Tito Vilanova, one of the best trainers I had in my career. Thank you for everything you have given us. RIP.”
Andrés Iniesta: "I have no words. You have been and will be an example. Proud to have formed part of your life. I’ll never forget you. May your family find strength. Rest in peace boss."
Pedro Rodríguez: "I’ll never forget you!! Thank you for being part of my life and for being a great person #DEPTitoVilanova".
Cesc: "Tito, thanks for everything you have given football and Barcelona. Every culé will be eternally grateful. Personally, I’ve known you since I was 14. Thanks for having faith in me, helping me improve and overcome professional and personal obstacles. Rest in Peace Tito.”