Xavi says he will leave Barcelona if he feels he cannot help the team.© UKTN
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez says he will step down if he thinks he can’t help the team improve. The Catalans are close to being eliminated from the Champions League after a draw with Inter Milan on Wednesday despite heavy summer spending, and faced criticism this week ahead of Sunday’s Clásico. “I know there is a lot of pressure, a lot of criticism, this is Barca,” Xavi told a press conference on Saturday.
“I will not stop working and trying. The day I am not sure (of myself), I will leave. I will not be a problem for Barcelona, the day I see I am not a solution.”
Xavi’s side, the leaders of La Liga, will face champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they won 4-0 last season.
The coach stressed that it is too early to judge his team after the newcomers this summer and believes they are moving in the right direction.
“It’s a crucial game for us, and also for Madrid, let’s see who comes out as leaders,” said Xavi. “I think (our) project is under construction. The debacle in Europe is sad, but we are on the right track. We are having a great season in La Liga.
“We have made good purchases, it is too early to draw conclusions. We have to keep working, I know of no other way to success.”
Barcelona get defender Jules Koude back from injury after Xavi confirmed the France international was 100 per cent training.
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