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BARTOMEU ANSWERS

FC Barcelona's tough response to Naples for their criticism

Published:5/08/2020 - 19:48h

Updated:5/08/2020 - 20:33h

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the FC Barcelona, has answered of conclusive form to the complaints of his homologous of the Naples, Aurelio gave Laurentiis

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Recently, Aurelio Of Laurentiis, president of the Naples, manifested that, owing to burgeon them of the coronavirus, Barcelona is not in conditions to receive the eighth of Champions League, and smashed into the UEFA by his decision to play the party in the Camp Nou. "I call to the UEFA all the while, but is shameful. You listen from big Spain fears and they happen of the subject. What would take in saying that we play in Portugal, Germany or in Switzerland?", it asked .

In fact, the president of the Naples still went further. "It seems that we are in the school, in the UEFA anybody knows to do businesses, and besides with our money. If they decided that the Champions League plays in Portugal and the Europe League in Germany, we also could go there", said, adding that "I do not understand why have to go to a city that in this moment has big problems".

In this occasion has touched him the turn to Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the FC Barcelona, answer to the conclusive indictments of Aurelio Of Laurentiis. "I do not share at all the words of the president of the Naples. He has his reasons but think that is of logical ours responsibility that the things go back to be normal and the normality goes through that the teams play in his stadiums", said, in an interview with the journalist Achraf Ben Ayad, of Bein Sports.

Josep Maria Bartomeu considers that the words of the president of the Naples are very negative and considers that the UEFA has taken the correct decisions in the new format of the Champoions League. "Alarmist messages as his are bad for all, the correct message is the one of the UEFA, try that the normality was maximum and follow the protocol. I am very in accordance with the UEFA and also with the final phase in Lisbon", ensured.

The president of the FC Barcelona remembered that the City Condal is in conditions to receive the party and that the situation improves. "From the beginning we thought that it would play here, it had been very odd not playing in the Camp Nou. The situation this improving in Barcelona and Catalonia, the contagions are remitting, carry mask and fulfil with the hygiene to the maximum, the situation is of normality", affirmed.

The new format of the Champions League

Josep Maria Bartomeu also spoke about the new format of the Champions League that, by questions of dates, has had to reduce the rounds of quarter-finals and semifinals to only party, in addition to concentrating to the eight finalists in Lisbon to play the final phase. "To my likes me the traditional format to double party, but the pandemia has changed the plans and have achieved the best possible format for all the teams", sentenced the president of the FC Barcelona.

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