Barcelona’s backroom staff fully support the coach, Ernesto Valverde, according to Eric Abidal.
Eric believes Barcelona will never be that club that changes coaches after bad results.
Barca currently top La Liga, level on points with 2nd-placed Real Madrid, but a 3-1 loss vs Levante and a goalless draw at home to Slavia Prague has cast doubts over the coach’s leadership among the fans.
Meanwhile, Abidal has not lost confidence in the manager, insisting that the Spanish club will not sack coaches without reasonable reasons.
His words, “There’s always a debate about Valverde,”
“The same thing that happened in Rome happened in Liverpool. Because of one result, you can end up thinking that it’s been a bad season. And for the way that it happened.
“In these situations, you can think that the coach is to blame, but you have to analyse everything. What does the coach bring to the team and vice-versa?
“We support the coach and we give him all the information, although the day-to-day is his. There are clubs that change coaches after bad results, but you always have to look at the wider situation.
“If the coach sees that it can be improved, you have to back him.”
“I can assure you that no one has spoken to anyone, although its continuity depends on the result. He is seen to like to train. In the end, he can only say that he wants to continue because of how he feels.
“I don’t know if it will be the last season because he has the decision. The only thing I know is that we talked face to face about the situation recently. He will decide when he must decide.”