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Some people commented that I lacked something last season, including Guardiola. It was my fault really because I tried to be what I am not; I’m not Xavi, Iniesta, or Thiago.
Cesc Fàbregas
They [Tito and Pep] are very different from each other. Tito has also given us a lot of knowledge and confidence through these years. So I think we are right to be confident about the future and to see what happens next season.
Thiago Alcántara
Tito is crazy about football, just like Pep or Xavi are. He knows a lot about football, especially about tactics. He makes our job easier. He is always calming us down before every game, giving us confidence, he is always talking to us, he knows how to motivate us.
Thiago Alcántara
Pep has given everything to Barça and has taken this team to the highest possible in football. His legacy will last for a long time, both for football and in his confidence in us, the canteranos.
Thiago Alcántara
I think none of us saw this [Pep’s announcement of not staying for next season] coming or if someone did, nobody wanted it to be true. The truth is that I was not prepared for this.
Thiago Alcántara
Abidal and Tito helped us to deal with it [the diseases], giving the example. They showed us how strong they were, as well as their families, and that inspired us. Seeing them fight has made us more united as a group. They have taught us a huge life lesson this season.
Thiago Alcántara
On a bad note, I was pissed off about false comments in the press about us and that the lineup against Madrid was leaked as gossip just before the game. I think some things we talk about in the dressing room must stay there.
Thiago Alcántara
I have enjoyed everything. I have been one more in the dressing room from the first moment, I have been involved in the team and decisive moments… and you don’t know how great the people are (his team mates). We are all very close.
Thiago Alcántara
Real Madrid had a great season. They were more consistent than us. We knew about their strength, so now we congratulate them as they have had a better season than us.
Thiago Alcántara
I think that football is the only sport where you can win even [after] playing really badly, and I do not say that because I think Chelsea played badly. But it’s a fact that playing better than the rival does not always assure you a victory.
Thiago Alcántara
The hardest moment of the season came the week we lost La Liga and the Champions League semifinal. We lost both in three days, after a whole season of sacrifice and hard work to get both titles. But losing the Champions League semifinals was even harder than losing La Liga, as we were running from behind there, so we always knew it would have been too difficult to win it. However, in the Champions League, we were having a great run, but we weren’t lucky enough in the last two games.
Thiago Alcántara
As a team we have tried to get all the trophies we were competing for, but unfortunately we couldn’t win them all. But we got the first three, and were fighting for the other two right until the end. And we are still in the running for the Copa del Rey, so I think it was a good season overall.
Thiago Alcántara
I think Tito can give us what we had this season, and also take us to the next level, which he has done these years alongside Pep. He has also been responsible for all the titles and success. We are very confident on this.
Thiago Alcántara

Con mi negrito del alma! (Photo by Marc Bartra)

You came to the top in football and never come down from up there! We will be eternally grateful. THANK YOU, PEP!
Thiago Alcantara