Toni Freixa, when it was spokesman of the FC Barcelona in 2011

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Published:23/01/2021 - 08:33h

Updated:23/01/2021 - 16:33h

Toni Freixa, candidate to the next elections of the FC Barcelona, spoke on his project beside Lluís Careers, the director of football of his project

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Toni Freixa, candidate to the elections to the presidency of the FC Barcelona that will celebrate the next month of March, participated in a telematic talk with peñistas beside the director of football of his sportive project Lluís Careers. Both esclarecieron some points of the candidature and even arrived to speak of some names that have gone out like futuribles in the last weeks.

One of these names was the one of Erling Haaland, star of the Borussia Dortmund linked by some sectors to the project of Joan Laporta. "When it go out a candidate promising to Haaland, it is necessary to ask him if it will pay it of his pocket. Right now, the FC Barcelona is not in conditions to do it; inside four days, yes, when it reopen the stadium and go back to generate income", commented Toni Freixa, adding that "the solution is a good sportive management".

Toni Freixa also criticised the sportive model adopted pro the previous managerial board. "The ours diagnostic is that the economic situation is consequence of the sportive. We are badly because we have made a mistake the sportive politics. The sportive model has carried us to the need imperiosa to generate resources to pay payrolls exageradamente high. It is necessary to go back to the origins", explained.

The possibility of the signing of Eric Garcia in winter also was another subject treated by Toni Freixa, that opuso to his arrival in January. "Less by the price that by the concept. A player that goes has to go back by less than what has paid. I do not think that it was necessary to pay to an ours competitor a player that was ours and that would arrive free of traspaso in June", manifested.

Again referring to the management of the previous managerial board chaired by Josep Maria Bartomeu, Toni Freixa regretted the tremendo cost made. "We have paid more than 1.000 millions in signings and more than 100 millions in commissions. Already it is said. Maybe when you change a lot of sportive director finish commanding the agents", commented.

The idea of football of Toni Freixa and Lluís Careers

Toni Freixa remembered that "I were 20 years old when Johan Cruyff came to train to the Barça. It liked me his way to understand the game. We can lose, but if we lose we know why and if we win also we know why. And it knew to Lluís Careers and know that it shares this idea". It is thus that it will be his director of football if it wins the elections of the next month of March.

Lluís Careers, by his part, remembered the winning essence of the FC Barcelona. "When we have won it is because we have played well, I do not remember to win without playing well, without having the ball, without wearing out to the rival... Our essence is in the ball", said, adding that "by in front of everything is the methodological section. We go back to do what have done. It is a process of learning that it is necessary to repeat continuously. We need to do it like this to win. Being the Barça to win need to play well with the balloon".

About the signings​, Lluís Careers commented that "it can not come any player to the Barça. This for me is very sensitive, because in the last times the Barça has diverted of the model. The aim is to recover the methodological essence of the formative football", commented, adding that "there has been an involution in this: the club has to mark a line and has diverted . I do not refer me so much to the price, and want to respect to the players of the first team, as to the idea, to the type of signing".

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