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Barça chief calls for unity as Xavi steps down

Barcelona president calls for unity after coach Xavi Hernández announces departure at the end of the season. Fans' support crucial.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta issued a call for unity on Sunday, emphasizing the need for fans to support the players following the announcement that head coach Xavi Hernández will step down at the end of the season.

In a message to the club's official media channels, Laporta acknowledged the challenging situation the team is facing and stressed the importance of unity. He expressed gratitude for the fans' commitment and emphasized the crucial role they will play in supporting the team.

Laporta's plea for unity comes in the wake of a disappointing season for Barcelona, with the team failing to meet the high expectations set after winning LaLiga and the Supercopa last year. The recent loss to Villarreal marked a significant setback, as it was the first time since 1963 that Barcelona conceded five goals in a home LaLiga match.

Following the match, Laporta and the board of directors met with Xavi to discuss his future, with the coach later confirming his decision to step down at the end of the season. Laporta expressed his respect for Xavi, describing him as a club legend and emphasizing the coach's commitment to giving his all until the end of the season.

With their hopes of silverware now resting on LaLiga and the Champions League, Laporta emphasized the need for the team to remain focused and committed. He acknowledged the challenges ahead but maintained optimism, emphasizing the importance of giving their all to achieve their objectives by the end of the season.

Xavi's tenure as head coach has seen both successes and setbacks, with the team experiencing a resurgence under his leadership. Despite the challenges, Laporta expressed confidence in the team's ability to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

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