Laporta to the team and Xavi: “This is the way! We are proud”

Finished the classic, once Barça was eliminated due to his “own mistakes”, as he confessed Xavi, under Joan Laporta to the Riyadh locker room to deliver a message to the players. And to the coach. A message of “pride”, despite the defeat against Madrid (2-3) that caused them to lose the first title of the season, indicating that the team is on the right path to get up. A message, in addition, spread by the social accounts of the Barça club.

“All of us culés are proud to be from Barça”, he began by saying Laporta, who had on his left Rafa Yuste, Barça sports vice-president, and opposite Xavi, the coach, supported by his entire coaching staff. Most of the footballers were with the towels. “More proud than ever,” insisted the president vehemently.

“The messages that come from Barcelona and the game you played,” continued the leader to justify this optimistic narrative in the face of the silence in the locker room, alternating the use of Spanish and Catalan. “You have shown your face at all times, showing talent, pride and the ability to improve yourselves,” he added.

“You have shown your face at all times, showing talent, pride and the ability to improve yourselves”

Laporta, president of Barça

Later, Laporta extolled “the courage” of the team to equal Madrid’s 0-1, with both Luke de Jong, and 1-2, with that of Ansu Fati, although the goal of Faith Valverde he broke that reaction in extra time.

“Today as president of Barça and together with all my fellow board members and in Barcelona and around the world, the Catalans are proud thanks to you. This is the way forward!” That harangue, which lasted a minute, coincided with the message launched later by Xavi in ​​the press conference. “I’m leaving proud, Barça has removed its complexes,” said the coach.

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Right in the final stretch of Laporta’s speech he addressed directly “the technical team & rdquor; looking at Xavi, who was escorted by Òscar Hernández, the assistant coach, and Sergio Cheerful, the third. “Brave, we’ve had it, we’ve had it. Now we just need to win, I’m sure this is the way and we’re going to achieve it. Thank you and Visca el Barça! You’ve shown your face! We’re proud!” And between the applause of the squad and the coaching staff, Laporta melted into a hug with Xavi.

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