Tito Vilanova has the record of records at his mercy

The Real Madrid team of (91-92) started the league off with a burst of 12 wins and one draw

Tito Vilanova tonight may just write his name and that of his club Barca, in the historical record book of the League. To be able to do this, Barcelona need to defeat Athletic Bilbao to become the team with the best start to a season ever in the history of the competition, which at the moment they share with Real Madrid with 12 successive wins and a draw in the 1991-92 season.

Just over 20 years ago, Real Madrid, coached by Radomir Antic notched up twelve wins and a draw in the first thirteen matches. These are the same figures that the Barca coach now holds close to his heart, and who didn’t expect this level of success when he accepted the manager’s role to replace Pep Guardiola after 4 terrific seasons at the Nou Camp.

“I did not think about these things when I signed up. I only thought of doing things right and that the players would eventually see me as head coach,” said Tito Vilanova yesterday, not giving too much importance to breaking records.

Tito Vilanova even warned that any team could lose several games in a row.

“Throughout the year everyone hits a few bumps and it’s not uncommon to lose a few games in a row, either. I’m not being coy about it but I do realize that we are not going to win it all. It’s perfectly normal to lose one day and you have to be prepared for it”.

Let’s not forget that breaking records does not guarantee success. In fact, the then Real Madrid coach Radomir Antic, was given the sack mid-season, right after completed what was the best start to the league by any club in history.

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  1. Ayodele samuel jude says

    Dats madrid. Barca wil not sack tito lik dat.


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