Pinto: More trophies will not be easy
José Manuel Pinto believes that FC Barcelona will not find it easy to win more trophies next season but did point to the resilience shown by the team to win the title and three other cups last term.
The Blaugrana goalkeeper is enjoying the first week back at training and looked ahead to what will
be another campaign full of expectation after Pep Guardiola's team made it seven pieces of
silverware in two seasons with the championship in May.
"What was really difficult was maintaining the level of the year before after winning six
trophies then," he explained before commenting on next season. "It will not be more difficult last
Busquets on board
Since Pinto arrived at Camp Nou he has worked under coach Juan Carlos
Unzué, but things have changed now that he has left to take charge of Numancia. In his place comes
former Barça star Carles Busquets. "He has proven that he has great experience and great technique
in the first week back," Pinto said of the new man.
Pinto recognised that he is not a regular in the Barça team, but that
does not affect his training or preparation. "It does not change the way I do things or my desire
to help the team and my team-mates as much as I can. Víctor [Valdés] has not given me the chance to
play because he is doing so well, but I will continue to work hard with the team like I have done
Now in his fourth season with the Blaugrana, Pinto admitted that he is "delighted to be part
of the best club in the world" and hopes to be able to stay for many moer years.