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Laporta vows to fight on
11 Jul 2008 - 15:08:40
Defiant Barcelona president Joan Laporta insists he is staying on despite a lack of support for the benefit of the club.
Laporta lost a vote of confidence over the weekend but remained in office as the figure of 61 per cent of those that voted against him was marginally short of the two-thirds required to force him out.
Subsequent reports suggested he would resign in the early stages of the week, but a defiant Laporta has rejected those rumours and insists his decision to stay on has been taken for the good of the club.
He said: "I am not resigning because I don't think that will give more stability to the club.
"We are in a key moment of the season where everything is planned. You have to be sensible and you need stability to take the decisions that must be taken in these times.
"I respect everyone's opinion, but there are people who spend too much time criticising us and we will not leave Barca in the hands of people according to what directors or the press believe.
"I have committed errors, but that is all part of life. There have been good times and bad and there are circumstances which make you act as you shouldn't."