Barca boss Laporta calls for fan patience | The Canberra Times

Barca boss Laporta calls for fan patience |  The Canberra Times

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta has asked fans to show patience with the team in the wake of the 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, adding that he had foreseen the club’s difficult start to the season. “I’m just as disappointed and sad as you all are. I have to tell you that what’s happening is one of the situations we were expecting and I ask for your patience and that You continue to support our club, “Laporta said in a video on his official Twitter account. Laporta was elected president for the second time in March by a large majority after his predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned last year to avoid facing a no-confidence motion. But Laporta have had a tough start to their tenure, with Barca finishing third in LaLiga last season and Lionel Messi leaving Paris St Germain for free, even though the Barcelona president had repeatedly promised to keep the Argentine at the club. Tuesday’s grim defeat to Bayern was another low point for the club, although coach Ronald Koeman and defender Gerard Pique seemed less than surprised after the loss. Laporta has long warned of Barca’s dire financial situation and revealed last month that the club had a debt of 1.35 billion euros (A2.18 billion dollars). But he said the club would soon rise again. “I also ask for your trust in us, the people who lead the club. We need your trust and time and have no doubt that we will resolve this situation,” he added. Australian Associated Press


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