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THE PRESIDENT TAKES THE WORD

Optimistic message from Bartomeu after the defeat against Athletic

Published:7/02/2020 - 17:59h

Updated:7/02/2020 - 17:59h

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, ​​did not hide after the elimination of the Barca team at the hands of the Athletic Club of Bilbao in the Copa del Rey

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This Thursday, the FC Barcelona remained out of the Glass of the King after losing in Saint Mamés against the Athletic Club of Bilbao with a goal of Iñaki Williams in the injury time. The ones of Quique Setién played a good party and had big occasions to decant the eliminatory, but a played isolated sufficed him to the team rojiblanco to happen to semifinals.

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the FC Barcelona, wanted to give the face after the defeat and attended to the official means of the Catalan club with a message halagador for his players. "The first congratulate to the Athletic, that will be in the semifinal, but also thank the fans of the Barça that have come and congratulate also to the jugadortes of the Barça because they have struggled, have dominated and have played well", said.

"With this ambition will achieve a lot of successes"

The maximum Barcelona mandator regretted that the Barça desaprovechara numerous occasions of goal -the clearest, of Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann- and that the Athletic had sufficient with one. "They only have arrived once and have marked. We have had the occasions and also there has been a played argued in the area. But I value the game and the ambition", reiterated.

The president culé finish launching an optimistic message for what subtracts of season. "The ambition and the attitude that have seen in the field encourages me of face to the League and to the Champions League, like this can arrive successes. I repeat that we have had clear occasions, as the ones of Griezmann and Messi, and the command has been ours. Now we centre us in the League and in the Champions, but want to recalcar the ambition, the attitude and the work done. We deserved to happen", it sentenced.

A Barça very correct in Saint Mamés

If it does a general analysis of the party, the FC Barcelona has improved a lot from the first party of Quique Setién against the Granada to the seen in Saint Mamés. Against the Athletic, the culés showed insurances in defence and deep in attack, being missing only this final tarpaulin by part of players like Messi or Griezmann that do not accustom to forgive.

It is true that this Thursday the FC Barcelona lost a title, but won confidence and went out reinforced morally by how played . The team of Setién begins to work to level of game and, if it follows improving, the Catalan team still has options to do important things in the present campaign.

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