Xavi under pressure! Barcelona boss losing faith of players and backing of club directors as Antwerp loss brings up fourth defeat in nine games

According to Cadena Ser, the Barcelona manager is facing heightened scrutiny after their disappointing performance against Royal Antwerp in the Champions League on Wednesday. Although the Blaugrana qualified as group-toppers, goals from Arthur Vermeeren, Vincent Janssen and then George Ilenikhena in stoppage time condemned them to a 3-2 defeat in Belgium.

The atmosphere within the club and the dressing room is thought to be tense, according to the report, with constant leaks adding to the pressure. Despite public support from Ferran Torres, it has been revealed that four key players, including Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan, Frenkie de Jong and Marc-Andre ter Stegen are unhappy with Xavi's management, citing dissatisfaction with his coaching style and a perceived lack of tactical solutions.


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