The heads of the Barcelona club still have faith in Xavi, despite the loss from “El Clasico” and the difficult situation to qualify further in the Champions League.
A double blow, but their faith in the Spanish coach is still unwavering.
According to “SPORT”, the club expects a quick reaction in the following matches; against Villarreal on Thursday and then against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
The club’s president, Joan Laporta, is said to be very angry and feel helpless as he feels he has done everything he could to build a competitive team.
The Catalans invested more than 200 million euros in reinforcements and activated four economic levers. Expectations are high, but so far, at crucial moments, the results have not followed.
At Barca, they think that after the international break, the form has dropped and there is no answer for this.
However, according to the Spanish newspaper, Xavi is untouchable because the club feel he is the coach best prepared to take on this deep transformation the club needs. But action must be taken.
Those who deserve to play more should play more. Final decisions need to be made with the captains and the team needs to improve in the big games.
Laporta knows that Xavi is working on all this and it will take time for his new project. Only 13 games have been played, nine in La Liga and four in the Champions League, and the season is long.