Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has dismissed all talk of resignation.
The Dutchman’s role at Camp Nou has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, with his side winning just one of their last seven games in all competitions, culminating in a 3-2 defeat at Real Betis on Saturday.
However, despite the recent poor run, Rijkaard remains confident Barca will soon be back to their best.
“We cannot waste our time thinking of resignation,” said the Dutchman. “It was just a defeat and it will not affect me as we have a big game in the Champions League against a good team, away from home, and I hope we can play great again tomorrow.
“The anger of the fans is justifiable – they have the right to be angry – but that could serve as motivation for this game and we will try to show the good side of Barcelona.
“It is our chance to put things in order.’
Rijkaard said he would “not point the finger” at any individual and claims they are “working together as a team” to put the disappointment behind them.
“I think it is only normal to be down after a defeat and this is a difficult and complicated moment. It is incredible that we lost that game, but this is part of football.
“When you lead away from home 2-0, then you should not lose 3-2 and that has left a bitter taste in the mouth.
“But I am sure my team will find its rhythm and I am convinced that we can dominate any team over 90 minutes.”