FC Barcelona: Joan Laporta calls for sacred union


By: Manu Tournoux

FC Barcelona are the reigning Spanish champions and will play in the round of 16 of the Champions League next February. But things are not going well in Catalonia. In the championship, the Blaugranas are fourth in the standings, seven lengths behind the leader, Girona. It’s a stain. And last Wednesday, Xavi’s men completed the group stage of the C1 by losing on the Antwerp pitch (2-3). That too is a stain.

An irregularity and big hiccups which logically put Xavi in ​​a very uncomfortable situation. Despite his status as the club’s former glory and a contract running until 2025, the 2010 world champion is clearly in the hot seat. Without forgetting several of its players (Jules Koundé, Alejandro Baldé, Andreas Christensen, Frenkie de Jong, Oriol Romeu, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski) whose performances greatly annoy those in high places. But when it came time to celebrate Christmas dinner in front of all the members of Barça, Joan Laporta preferred to deliver a message of unity.

Laporta supports Xavi

“Despite the sporting disappointments which are also part of the world of sport, we will never give up as long as day after day we are proud to represent the best club in the world. We will compete in the four competitions: the King’s Super Cup, the King’s Cup, La Liga and the Champions League.”he declared, before sending a message of indirect support to the much criticized Xavi.

“I ask you to support, and today more than ever, and more than ever these days, our players and our coach to accompany them on the path to victory. Together we can make it happen. » Will the president’s call for sacred union be heard? Before going on vacation, Barça must face Valencia (11th) and Almeria (20th). Signing two victories would provide a first answer.

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