Joan Laporta asks Barcelona fans to be patient with Xavi

Xavi Hernandez will need time to turn things around at Barcelona.

The Spaniard had a questionable start to his managerial reign at Camp Nou winning his first two games and collecting just one point in his last two fixtures.

Issues on and off the field would not be solved overnight according to club president Joan Laporta.

“We should never forget that we are in year zero after Messi, of the farewell of the best player in the world,” Laporta said.

“It’s not easy and through that we have bet on Xavi Hernandez, because he knows the environment and the style of the club.

“He wants to trust in the players that come through the cantera, from where he arrived to the first team at Barcelona, becoming a great champions.

“As a coach, he knows the style and the philosophy of the club. It’s not simple work because we know that football doesn’t allow you time and we accept that.

“To abbreviate, we need a mix between young players and experts, all with quality. A club like Barca knows to resist the pressure.”


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