Barcelona has recovered its essence and will go on to win the La Liga title this season, says club president, Joan Laporta.
Laporta said this while hailing Barca’s new head coach, Xavi Hernandez.
The Spanish politician said Hernandez’s take over from Ronald Koeman in the Nou Camp hot seat has restored the club back to its former style of play.
Naija News understands that Laporta gave the remark after the Catalans moved to fourth place with 54points and two games at hand to play.
Barca will be playing against Sevilla on Sunday night and a victory for the Catalans would catapult them to third place.
“I am convinced we can win LaLiga, we are going to win it.
“We arrive at the run-in strongly, with the team functioning at top performance. With a coach who has clear ideas and lets us play our genuine style of football.
“We have recovered our essence and we have to go for LaLiga with optimism and will. It won’t be easy, it’s evident that it’s a big challenge, but I see it as possible,” Laporta said on TVE.
According to Laporta, signing Xavi to replace Koman as a coach is the best decision he has made since becoming Barcelona president.
In other news, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has asked the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to explain the circumstances leading to the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,
Naija News gathered that the ministry, angered by the performance of the team, has also directed the federation to appear for an emergency meeting on Monday.
Sources within the top echelon of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed that the federation has received a letter from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to provide an explanation for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News