Joan Laporta He got here on stage this Monday with a picture far faraway from the one which led him to the presidency of FC Barcelona in 2003 as chief of the ‘Elefant Blau’ platform. The one who was the utmost chief of the Blaugrana till 2010 introduced his candidacy with a conciliatory message of union, removed from that rather more incisive and incendiary Laporta of just about 20 years in the past. After all, what he did need to clarify is that his foremost goal is for the membership to “get better its superb stage”, the one which started along with his mandate and that already appears too far-off in a membership concerned in infinite non-sporting issues.

Though undoubtedly probably the most awaited second was wherein he spoke of Leo Messi, a participant who debuted throughout his presidency and to whom a superb friendship nonetheless joins him. “Messi desires Barça and I am certain he’ll give Barça an opportunity“stated Laporta, who admitted she hasn’t spoken to him but.

“We respect and love one another, that is my relationship with Messi”

“No person can have doubts that Messi desires Barça. We respect and love one another, that is my relationship with him. This summer season he wished to go away, he was very disenchanted in how he had been handled. I do not go into it. However, I insist, I see myself succesful, due to the love we now have for one another, to have a dialog with him to assist him resolve and make it one of the best for Barça and for him.

Laporta recalled an anecdote about Leo, from when Inter tried to signal him. “In 2006 Moratti got here to signal him they usually gave us 250 million, they usually paid him a dying of cash. There I noticed his affection for Barça. The daddy requested me, I simply need you to inform me what you’d do as a father. And I advised him that one of the best factor was to remain at Barça “.

The most effective factor for him is to attend to see who wins and what proposal is made. from Barça. With a superb proposal, I believe Messi would select Barça. He is aware of us, me, and is aware of how we deal with gamers. If I am pleased with one thing, it is that He advised me: ‘every little thing you have advised me has come true’“stated Laporta, who performs the cardboard of his friendship with Leo to draw a superb variety of votes.

Koeman and Xavi

With respect to Ronald Koeman continuity Within the occasion that he wins the elections, Laporta opened the door to a person he considers an emblem. «It is Barça historical past, I used to be at Wemble and once they gave us the primary European Cup. Koeman deserves respect, he’s a Barça nice and has the margin that his contract permits. We now have to be predisposed to do it effectively. He has not had a simple poll, however he has a margin and he’s our coach, with a contract, “he defined.

Sure, Laporta acknowledged that he would really like Guardiola to return sometime. “We wish Pep to return to Barça sooner or later, and hopefully if I’m fortunate sufficient to win, sooner or later I can do it once more with Pep. However now it was clear to me that neither he nor Txiki Begiristain was an possibility,” he added.

Too Laporta referred to Xavi Hernández, the good asset of what appears to be his nice rival for the presidency, Víctor Font. “Xavi is among the references wherein the younger folks of La Masia must be mirrored, he is aware of lots about soccer, he has targeted his life on soccer and I’m satisfied that sooner or later his needs might be fulfilled at Barça.”