Joan Laporta, during the presentation of his electoral campaign


Joan Laporta: "If I am president, there are options for Leo Messi to continue"

Published:22/12/2020 - 09:32h

Updated:22/12/2020 - 09:32h

Joan Laporta, ex president of the FC Barcelona and precandidato for the elections of January, conceded an interview in which it spoke on several appearances of his project

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Joan Laporta has gone back with strength to treat to go back to put to the control of the FC Barcelona. This Monday, the ex Barcelona president and precandidato to the elections of the next 24 January went through the microphones of the program 'Your Diràs' of RAC1 to speak on his project, moderated but without shelving the essence of this mandator that put to the club in the highest.

To day of today, Joan Laporta seems to be the favourite to win the elections, although his speech to day of today encara to face one of the most complicated situations of the history of the club. "I am the same of always, say what think and think what say. It is not a strategy to achieve votes, the current situation requires rigour and responsibility, and work, work and work. It is necessary to recover the joy, already will come the celebration", said.

In spite of this more moderated version of Joan Laporta, the precandidato commissioned to remember the essence of his figure with the controversial a short canvas metres of Santiago Bernabéu. "From the first moment saw clear the idea. The sentence of 'win to go back to see you' is mine. I received a lot of messages, the culés excited , thought 'today have recovered the self-esteem'. I know that the players were very happy. The banner had it thought from the beginning of the campaign", stood out.

Joan Laporta ensured that it goes back very strong and animated. "The banner is a sample of fortress, courage and to say to the partners and fans that will give him the turn with optimism and determination. We want that the barcelonismo finish with the fears that can comport this situation, will not convert to the Barça in an Anonymous Society. It is necessary to respect always to all, also to the rival. I propose the model of a Barça brave, winner, that wants to go back to install in the victory. A Barça without complexes, this always has been my idea. Rigour, responsibility and work, work and work well. This will do it to be able to win again", ensured.

Besides, the ex president of the FC Barcelona also spoke of politics and ensured that the club will be of all the barcelonistas and no of the ones of an alone tendency. "The FC Barcelona will be to the service of all the barcelonistas, think as they think. There are several sensitivities, mine is evident, and will be still thinking what think. My FC Barcelona always has been to the rhythm that late the country", commented.

"Signings? I know to all the representatives of reference and all have called me"

On the other hand, Joan Laporta also spoke of proper names. One was the one of Pep Guardiola, trainer with which the FC Barcelona arrived to the highest and to the that, in spite of his renewal with the Manchester City, went back to open the doors. "I am a his fan. I congratulated him when it renewed with the City, gladden me by him and respect it. Go back? Ask him to him. He knows that has the doors of the Barça always open", manifested.

On the statements of Xavi Hernández and his entrance like angular stone of the project of Víctor Font, also launched his opinion. "Víctor Font said that Xavi was the angular stone of his project and this has remained desactivado, because Xavi has said that it is an active of the Barça. It is normal that expect to see who wins and is to appreciate that it have pronounced ", explained.

Joan Laporta also spoke of the ex players like trainers. "Players like Xavi, Guardiola or Iniesta, are ready and, apart from the learning, need a period of maximum confidence. If he says that it is ready, is that it is it. It has to find the moment to give the step to be trainer of the first team. Gerard Hammered do not know if it will want to be trainer or...", it left to fall, in reference to the presidency of the defence culé.

Also it showed optimist on the continuity of Leo Messi. "I think that it will expect to the elections, that goes to expect. I have not spoken with Messi of the subject that have to speak. Have an advantage with regard to the others, he knows that I always have fulfilled what have said. Have good relation, appreciate us and respect us. If I am I the president, think that there are options that follow", explained.

It retorted the last words of Florentino Pérez, president of the Real Madrid. "Florentino will know what says, but I do not see the same... It does not like me the VAR, the football has lost spontaneity and now invoke you the technology and seems that it is dogma of faith. We begin to review the played where want to. It has neglected the work of the dispatches and has lost the specific weight that had in the world of the football. We speak of respect. This also has to work. We do not want that they give us at all, but neither we want that they remove it to us", sentenced.

Reunion with Sandro Rosell

Joan Laporta also explained how has improved his relation with Sandro Rosell. "We are in process to recover the relation. It happened what happened and lost the contact, but after his go through the prison restart it, was what touched. I expect that it surpass all what has happened him, every time will be better", said, adding that "if I win, the reunion will produce , in public, by the unit of the barcelonismo, think that is what the two want to".

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