FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta's first words about Xavi's decision to leave

Joan Laporta finally speaks about Xavi leaving and understands the Spanish manager's decision.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Laporta does not want Xavi to leave but the Spanish manager is firm with his decision.
Laporta does not want Xavi to leave but the Spanish manager is firm with his decision.
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Although FC Barcelona suffered an embarrassing 5-3 loss to Villarreal at home in La Liga, Xavi surprised many when he announced he would leave Barca after the end of the season. Xavi said that the decision is what's best for the club. The players need a different dynamic to have better performances next season. Xavi will stay for the remainder of the season and will be focused on winning the Champions League and La Liga.

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Xavi still had the backing of the FC Barcelona board and president Joan Laporta. Laporta finally spoke about Xavi leaving at the end of the season and speaks highly of the Spanish manager. Laporta says, "I accept this situation that Xavi proposes to me because he is a Barça legend, and I am convinced that the commitment of him and his staff until the end of the year will be maximum."

"Xavi told me that at the end of the season, he would leave. He wanted to finish the season. Winning the league is difficult, but obviously, it is not lost. Xavi is an honest person and acts with all dignity. He wants Barça. The moment requires maximum unity. The situation is not pleasant for anyone."

Laporta says the club aims high regardless of the Xavi decision and the poor form. Laporta insists Barca aims to win both the Champions League and La Liga. Laporta says, "La Liga? We have to fight to stay as high as possible without ruling out winning it. But we have to put everything we have to try to win the Champions League. Let's go step by step. With commitment, with more character, without losing concentration, with the coach giving everything, and with the players with full commitment... we can achieve some of the objectives."

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Laporta acknowledges the poor season Barca is having and mentions Barca returning to the Camp Nou at the end of the year

Laporta says, "At the sporting level, things are not going as we expected. The situation must be reversed. At the end of the year, we will return to the Camp Nou. I want to thank the people who are responding and going to Montjuïc. With their support, we will reverse the situation."

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