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Guardiola backs under-fire defender Chygrynskiy

January 6, 2010
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has backed Dmytro Chygrynskiy after a poor performance by the Ukraine defender in Tuesday's 2-1 King's Cup defeat by Sevilla provoked whistles from the home fans at the Nou Camp.

"Dima is a fantastic player and the more he gets whistled the more support we will give him because he has many years ahead of him here," Guardiola told a news conference.

The 23-year-old, who joined Barca from Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of August for 25 million euros ...

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