According unveiled eight day program of 8TV, Tito Vilanova traveled to New York yesterday to ask the hospital specialists Memorial Sloan-Kettering for a second opinion on his condition. The technician will Thimoty hands Chan, an American doctor. Obviously, Tito will not be on the bench tomorrow against Cordoba nor against Malaga on Sunday. His place will be taken by his deputy, Jordi Roura, who now will be in charge of caring for the media.
This trip is not an alarm or any change in the health status of Barça. Vilanova himself already warned Sunday after playing against Espanyol that “there will be days when you can’t attend my commitments to the team.”
Meanwhile, the club Catalans refers to the medical statement that made public last December which was specified after the operation of Vilanova that he had gone out to health satisfaction, the technician performing the return to work with his recovery. This is a case study of this circumstance.
As the day passed in which the disease was diagnosed, Vilanova personally wanted to communicate to players the situation and pitch well, reassure. Besides Vilanova, in Sant Joan Despi were also Sandro Rosell President and Vice President Josep Maria Bartomeu sports, which were pending Christmas toast with the template, which was postponed due to technical health.
So much will go to Jordi Roura lead the team in the Cup, in a match that will grant a greater role to Villa. The Spaniard lives a particularly sensitive time in Barcelona and it seem that the Cup is set to be your competition. He’s started all three matches played and also added three goals already.
Messi rest in Cup
Facing the return match of the Copa del Rey that tomorrow will compete in Barcelona before the Cordoba, the technical body of the Barcelona intends give rest to the main players in the squad, starting with Leo Messi, that will not be in the call. Messi, author of two goals from Barcelona in the match against the Cordoba on December 12, will be reserved of face to meet against next Sunday Malaga. Like Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro, Pique and Fabregas also will be left off the squad list.