Although FC Barcelona's season isn't going according to plan with their Champions League group exit, the Catalans don't really feel that head coach Xavi's position is up for debate. This has now been confirmed by club boss Joan Laporta.
"We have never had any doubts. We have full confidence in Xavi as a coach. And I can assure you that we are very proud of the coach we have," the club president told Sport. "He's a coach who knows the club very well, who knows when he's arrived."
In terms of play, Barcelona are sometimes in excellent shape under Xavi, but the team remains far too vulnerable defensively. From a sporting point of view, things are going well at least in the Spanish league, which you can rest after 14 matchdays as the table first before the start of the World Cup.
In any case, the long-term expectations of Xavi are very high. Despite the club struggling financially, there have been numerous high-profile transfers over the summer. This risk was taken with the hope of rapid sporting success, which should soon follow, at least in the form of a league win.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as FC Barcelona: Club boss Laporta strengthens Xavi's back again.