The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, has published a video on his social networks showing his face after the defeat this Tuesday by 0-3 against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou. “I am as hurt and outraged as all of you, I ask for your patience and that you continue to support the team,” he explained.
Laporta has indicated that “what is happening is one of the scenarios” that his board of directors contemplated. He has also asked for “a margin of confidence” towards the club and those who are currently directing it. “We need it, but have no doubt that we will fix it,” he added.
Barcelona’s defeat against Bayern Munich has left the team more touched. At the exits of Messi and Griezmann come the casualties of players like Braithwaite, Pedri and Jodri Alba, and especially the image that the squad left before the eyes of the world. There have been many who have spoken before Tuesday’s game, for example the former footballer and Ballon d’Or, Luis Suárez Miramontes. “They gave me an impression of a team without soul and without desire. They have been defeated on the pitch. The truth is that in a team like Barcelona I can’t do it. You can lose by three goals, by four or by five. , but you have to bite, play, fight and not give that feeling of poverty and things that sometimes not even a small team, “he highlighted in ‘SER Deportivos.
Another of the voices that have spoken in recent hours is that of the Madrid player José María Gutiérrez ‘Guti’: “As a Madrid player I enjoy when Barcelona loses. I saw him fearful, difficult to recognize at home, where he has always been daring and has wanted the ball. I think the line of five made them go further back and leave the ball to Bayern. For me it was a surprise, not because of the result, but because of how the club behaved at home. “
What is clear is that the relationship between Koeman and Laporta is beginning to break down. “The Koeman and Laporta thing is not a divorce, it is a marriage of convenience”, said Manu Carreño in his opinion in ‘El Larguero’ after the Barça defeat. “All this, Mr. Laporta, does not help FC Barcelona. It must be very hard to have a coach like Koeman in whom you do not believe and not have money to throw him out. He is playing to see if Koeman throws in the towel so that he leaves and not pay him compensation, and I think that is not honest (…) The players know that on the bench there is a corpse sportingly speaking, “he added. In the night program of the SER there were also criticisms of the management of the directive. “Laporta’s CV is not to retain Messi, to give away Griezmann and weaken his coach,” Julio Pulido said.