Xavi Hernandez, the manager of Barcelona, has acknowledged he risks losing his job if his team does not bring home a trophy this year.
After being held to a 3-3 draw by Inter Milan last week, the Catalans are on the verge of exiting the Champions League.
After losing to Real Madrid 3-1 in the El Clasico on Sunday, Barcelona dropped out of first place in LaLiga.
When asked if he would comprehend if the club lost faith in him, Xavi responded at a news conference on Wednesday, “Of course I would, but no one has said anything to me.”
“This is Barca. With the effort made by the club [in the transfer market] and the squad we have, we have to compete for trophies. And if we don’t win, as the president said, there will be consequences, starting with me.
“But I am going to give everything so that this works. At any moment I could lose the club’s support, tomorrow even. This is football. We lost against Madrid, we’re almost out of [the Champions League], but I am always positive.”