Serious but also serene. Without transmitting that rage that surely ran through his interior. President Joan Laporta had plenty of time to think and channel the message he wanted to convey to Barcelona since Xavi's men set foot in the Camp Nou to fall to the almighty Bayern knowing they had already been eliminated from the Champions League for the second consecutive year in the group stage .
"Unfortunately, the miracle we expected did not happen. We saw Viktoria Pilsen's game against Inter and it was torture. Emotionally it was very difficult to go out and play against Bayern knowing that you are already eliminated. Bayern is the best team in Europe. It is a project that is consolidated. Nothing was at stake and they could play relaxed and taking risks. For us, on the other hand, it was very complicated. I want to thank the fans for being with the team. We have the best fans in the world", said the maximum president.
Laporta did not want to point to anyone. Neither the footballers nor the coach Xavi Hernández. "The players have shown their faces. We can't blame them for anything. Now we have to look forward. We have to recover from this blow. The team is in the process of being built, ups and downs are possible. We have other competitions left in which we have to show that the The team grows day by day. Personally, I am very grateful to the players, the fans and the coach who is doing a very good job", added the president.
Laporta, who assured that Barcelona can still "compete to win other titles", made clear the main objective that Xavi Hernández's Barcelona has ahead of him. "The League is very important. We are second. We continue to have faith that the team will progress more and more. We have to continue," said the president.