Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta has explained the demands of his job after signing a new contract extension on Tuesday.
The former goalkeeper’s existing deal was due to expire at the end of this season, but he has now put pen to paper on an arrangement that will extend his stay at the Camp Nou for a further two years until June 30, 2016.
“There is more responsibility than ever because you always have to be equal to the demands of this Club, this shirt and this badge.
“I’m happy with the confidence shown in me, for the feeling of continuity, but I also know this is a challenge I must face every day,” said the former goalkeeper, who is in his fourth year in the role.
“The President is happy with the job I’ve done. I feel a lot of confidence from him and I’m aware of the excellent relationship we’ve had.
“This is a really demanding job and just getting good marks aren’t enough – you have to get an excellent mark all the time!”
Zubi insisted “there is still a lot of work to be done” in the coming years, with contract extensions for Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya still to be worked on, whilst he also commented on the job of finding a substitute for Victor Valdes.
“We’ll be working to make sure we have the best ‘keepers for the 2014/15 season,” he promised.