Apr 16, 2014 at 8.30pm UK at ​Estadio de Mestalla
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Carles Puyol: 'Barcelona players would die for Gerardo Martino'

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol jumps to the defence of under-fire manager Gerardo Martino by claiming that he and his teammates would die for the 51-year-old.

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has jumped to the defence of under-fire manager Gerardo Martino.

Martino's future at the Nou Camp seems uncertain after the Catalan giants bowed out of the Champions League with a defeat at Atletico Madrid and then lost 1-0 at Granada to leave their La Liga title chances in tatters.

However, Puyol insists that he and the rest of the Barca squad still have full confidence in the 51-year-old.

"It is easier to criticise the manager than 25 players," Puyol told reporters. "But if things go wrong it is everyone's fault.

"I wish him the best. He's a great coach and has another year of his contract. We'd die for him and him for us."

Barca's most realistic chance of winning silverware this season is by beating Real Madrid in Wednesday's Copa del Rey final.

Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
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