Barcelona coach convinced he will be sacked if he does not win trophies

It has been exactly one year since Xavi Hernandez took charge of his first match as the manager of Barcelona.

The 42-year-old club legend was brought in to replace Ronald Koeman in November last year. During the 12 months under his tutelage, the Catalan giants have made a lot of progress, even though the project is still under construction.

While things have failed to take off in Europe, Barcelona have made big strides domestically and are currently seated at the top of the La Liga standings.

However, one year into his reign, Xavi believes that he will be relieved of his duties in case he fails to deliver a trophy, reports SPORT.

The 42-year-old had little chance to win silverware last term given the circumstances under which he took over the reins, although the Europa League will be seen as a missed opportunity.

However, Xavi is convinced that his Barcelona side can win silverware this season. As iterated earlier, the Blaugrana are leading the race in La Liga, with a two-point advantage over champions Real Madrid heading into the World Cup break.

On top of that, this Barcelona team has the quality to do some damage in the Europa League, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup as well.

So, even though Xavi thinks that he could get sacked if he does not lead the team to trophies, he is confident that the Catalans will be able to win silverware this season, especially La Liga.

The former midfielder is reportedly very happy with how the team has reacted to their setback in the Champions League this season and believes that this conviction will lead them to success.

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