They fell again. FC Barcelona was once again under the shadow of Real Madrid and was eliminated from the Spanish Super Cup. Despite the defeat of the Catalans against the meringues, the Catalan newspapers praised Xavi’s team and one of those who motivated the players was President Joan Laporta.
After the 3-2 was consummated in extra time, the players went to the dressing room and were visited by the highest Blaugrana authority. There, staff and technical command met to listen to the words of the leader of the FC Barcelona board of directors.
“We are proud to be from Barza, more than ever. The messages that come to us from Barcelona, the game that you have played, that you have shown your face, you have shown pride, the ability to improve yourself. You have been brave ”, Joan Laporta mentioned before the attentive gaze of the footballers.
“It is a pride. As president of the Barza, all the boardmates and the entire expedition that we have come, all the culés of the world are proud thank you. This is the way, mister. Very good, brave ones. We have had it. Now we just need to start winning, but I am sure that this is the way and that we are going to achieve it. Thank you, visit the Barza! You have shown your face and we are proud ”, concluded the president of FC Barcelona, while being applauded by all.
After being eliminated by Real Madrid from the Spanish Super Cup, FC Barcelona will have to concentrate for what will be their next two games. The first will be held on Wednesday, January 19, for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao.
Four days later, Xavi’s team will have to visit the Alavés for date 22 of LaLiga Santander.