Tata Martino will respect Barcelona culture

Barcelona coach Gerard Martino says he understands the club's approach to the game.

Barcelona coach Gerard Martino says he understands the club's approach to the game.

Martino admits it was "natural" that many Barcelona fans did not know much about him, considering he has only worked in South America, but pledged to adapt quickly to the club's traditions and philosophy.

"Barca has the same idea of its academy as the club I grew up in and spent most of my career at [Newell's Old Boys], so I'll be delighted to support the first team with players from the academy," he said.

"Of course I will contemplate the style of the club and the style of the players and continue with that because that's what they are comfortable with.

"I will adapt to the club, as well as contributing my ideas in order to make the team much more complete."

He added: " I will try and make sure the players retain their hunger and if I can do that, we will have many great years ahead of us. "

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