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Laporta and Barça will trust Xavi despite Copa del Rey exit


The FC Barcelona sacked of the opportunity to go back to raise the Glass of the King after falling this Wednesday in Saint Mamés in front of the Athletic Club. But further of the painful elimination, knowing besides that the Real Madrid and the Girona no longer were in the tournament of face to some possible semifinals, the culés also saw reduced considerably the options to win a title in this season, something that could affect a lot the future of Xavi Hernández in the bench.

And it is that the Barcelona team is very far of the leadership in the League, taking into account that they are at least seven points of difference with the Real Madrid and five with the Girona if they win his pending party in front of Osasuna the next week. Toother, in Champions League remains clear that there are several teams with potential elder that the Barcelona, especially by his irregular present, although the confidence of Joan Laporta seems to be still in levels very high after the hit suffered in Bilbao.

Laporta Wanted to follow very faithful to his style

Like this it explains it ‘Sport’ this Thursday, aiming that the directive of the Barça does not pose in any moment a dismissal of Xavi in the short term, betting by the idea to give to the instrument stability, at least while the team was litigating the championship of League in these next four or five weeks, and can advance in the eighth of final of the Champions in front of the Napoli.

The information aims that in the Barça understand that Xavi has the sufficient margin to carry out this situation and does not exist some ultimatum on of the table for the trainer. Besides, it is worthwhile to remember that the Barcelona president never has been adherent to take decisions of this type to half season. Always it has expected to final of season to change the bench, except the recent case of Ronald Koeman.

The Barça thinks that the situation can follow improving and revertirse

Of equal way, Laporta decided not going in to the changing room after the defeat not to deliver a feeling of reproach or of ultimatum for the staff and expected to the team was, right in front of the coach. The Catalan president encouraged to Xavi and to the players, especially to Lamine Yamal, of face to what subtracts of season and left them clear that the image showed in Saint Mamés went highly competitive, as it explained ‘Sportive World’.

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