Barcelona president Joan Laporta has requested followers to indicate endurance with the crew within the aftermath of Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich within the Champions League, including he had foreseen the membership’s tough begin to the season.
“I am as upset and upset as all of you’re. I have to let you know that what is occurring is without doubt one of the conditions we anticipated and I ask in your endurance and that you just proceed supporting our membership,” Laporta mentioned in a video on his official Twitter account.
Laporta was elected as president for a second time in March by an enormous majority after predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned final 12 months to keep away from going through a movement of no confidence.
However Laporta has had a tough begin to his tenure, with Barca coming third in LaLiga final season and Lionel Messi leaving for Paris St Germain at no cost though the Barcelona president had repeatedly pledged to make sure the Argentine remained on the membership.
Tuesday’s dismal defeat to Bayern was yet one more low level for the membership though coach Ronald Koeman and defender Gerard Pique appeared lower than stunned after the loss.
Laporta has lengthy warned of the Barca’s dire monetary state of affairs, revealing final month that the membership had money owed of 1.35 billion euros. However he mentioned the membership would quickly rise once more.
“I additionally ask in your belief in us, the people who find themselves managing the membership. We want your belief and time and don’t doubt that we are going to clear up this case,” he added.