Barcelona president Laporta: I've total confidence in Rijkaard

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is in Argentina today and upon touching down in Buenos Aries declared full confidence in coach Frank Rijkaard.

"I have total confidence in our coach and players," said Laporta. "We're capable of doing something very important this season."

He added: "Lionel Messi is the essence of football. Every time he plays, he does extraordinary things."

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