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Bartomeu breaks his silence! Conclusive message of the ex president

Published:15/01/2021 - 10:53h

Updated:15/01/2021 - 16:38h

Josep Maria Bartomeu, ex president of the FC Barcelona, broke his silence for the first time after his resignation. It did it in a casual meeting with a journalist

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Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned the past month of October like president of the FC Barcelona, after six years being the maximum mandator of the Barcelona club. Since, it disappeared of the focus mediático completely to centre in his company and did not do any public apparition. However, a casual meeting with a journalist the past Wednesday served to know some of his opinions.

The journalist in question is Ernest Folch, that published in the newspaper 'Sport' an article that called 'Five minutes with Bartomeu' and that explains how was the conversation between both. A brief conversation but in which the ex president of the FC Barcelona would have showed autocrítico with his errors but recalcando what considers that they were tarpaulins during his mandate.

According to Ernest Folch, Josep Maria Bartomeu denied that his intention was to vote to Joan Laporta, as it affirmed does some days. "Joan Laporta has a lot of virtues but right now the best for the club, in full pandemia, is somebody that have a more managing profile", would have said the ex president. Some words that leave to glimpse the real intentions of vote of the ex maximum mandator.

So much Joan Laporta like Toni Freixa are lawyers and, of the three candidates to the elections, Víctor Font is the only that fulfils with the profile of agent​ that recalcó Josep Maria Bartomeu, although this do not mean that it go him to vote. Anyway, the ex president culé surprised when ensuring him to the journalist that "if it had been able to, would have gone back me to present again".

Besides, Ernest Folch ensures that Josep Maria Bartomeu feels that one of his big errors was not taking decisions more drastic after the black night of Anfield, when the Liverpool achieved to raise a 3-0 against the FC Barcelona in the semifinals of Champions League. "I made a mistake being too careful after the disaster of Liverpool, did after the 2-8 something that had to do just a year before, east was my main error", would have commented.

Josep Maria Bartomeu confessed that it does not feel victim of a lynching, although it would have said that "some were to by my with a lot of virulence, perhaps because it did not go back me to present and knew that it was an easy white, but when you are president already know to what play". Besides, the ex president commented that it feels well and that follows all the parties of the FC Barcelona of Ronald Koeman.

It does not pronounce on Leo Messi

In the conversation with Ernest Folch, Josep Maria Bartomeu would have taken out breast by the election of Ronald Koeman like trainer for this transition and would have ensured to not to feel surprised by the good performance of Pedri González and Ronald Araújo, two signings of Ramón Plans to the that elogió. However, when being asked pro Leo Messi, the ex president did not answer and went with a smile.

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