“I need to unite all Barça followers. Barcelonismo unites us and it’s time to go collectively to push the group to success and victory, to glory. Now we have to do it with out wanting again and with out reproaches,” he mentioned at his debut, within the modernist space of ​​the Hospital de Sant Pau.

Laporta, in a presidential and conciliatory tone, removed from probably the most provocative picture of the previous, addressed the media for greater than an hour and a half and made it clear that his marketing campaign is predicated on “work, work and work” and on asserting his expertise prior, in lots of areas and in some ways.

“I’m presenting myself as a result of I like Barça, its individuals and its followers, Masia, the membership. I need to serve Barça once more, we worry the preparation, expertise and willpower essential to make the modifications that the membership wants,” he added.

An expertise that features having suffered, and handed within the Courts, a Social Accountability Motion in opposition to him for doable losses in his mandate. It started within the mandate of Sandro Rosell, with Josep Maria Bartomeu in that Board. Now, the membership “certain that it’s going to have losses,” mentioned Laporta, however doesn’t need to “prosecute” the entity once more.

“I don’t need to look again or have reproaches, I’ll suggest to make use of the mirror as little as doable and, if doable, nothing. You need to get to the membership and see how it’s. If there are lots of losses, hopefully not, I’ll converse with those that have generated them to That they clarify it to me, earlier than placing any course of that the membership has to prosecute once more. I’ve suffered this, and for that cause I don’t need anybody to endure it, “he mentioned.

He claimed to have discovered that “ruling from rancor doesn’t lead anyplace” and that it finally ends up “harming everybody.” “A social motion doesn’t result in extra locations than to harm, and we aren’t like that. It was unhappy that after the legacy we left, the absolute best factor, what occurred to us occurred to us,” he mentioned, damage in the direction of Rosell and Bartomeu, on this sense.

Laporta, president of FC Barcelona between 2003 and 2010, lived by means of years of glory, together with giving energy to Pep Guardiola to have a good time the triplet of 2009, and likewise of shadows, as a movement of censure in opposition to surpassed by little and that Social Motion of Accountability.

However, on the constructive, he desires to repeat. He can be impressed by the late Johan Cruyff, who was his advisor (“He’s irreplaceable, however I hope I’ve discovered from him. We are going to at all times assume what Johan would have mentioned”), and he’ll recuperate the Masia as a supply of expertise. “Now we have to recuperate the Masia and we’ll work on a brand new methodology to make it a middle of sporting excellence, which ensures the financial and sporting viability of the entity,” he predicted.

“It’s essential to recuperate the satisfaction of being of the Barça, of a novel challenge on the planet”, argued the now presidential president of a membership that already ruled. A single level among the many shortlist of candidates. “Inside the Barça that I suggest everybody matches, and I’ll work tirelessly in order that Barça is an engine of optimism for all,” he reiterated.

He may even work “to win once more” the ‘Champions’. “Barça’s profitable relationship with the ‘Champions’ has been fatally truncated in current seasons. We are going to work to win it the identical as after I was president, making choices that may take us to the primary line of world sports activities, to be among the best golf equipment of the world, “he mentioned.

“I current myself with an ideal dose of optimism and with the desire to victory. I would like Barça to be admired and liked once more in every single place, I would like pleasure to return to Barcelona and I need a flag to unite us all. That collectively we will play as glory once more and proceed making historical past, “he summarized.


Undoubtedly, one of many problems with the second and that may most urge the brand new president, whoever he’s, is the doable renewal or departure of Leo Messi. Joan Laporta, on this sense, was calm. “Messi loves Barça and I am certain he’ll give Barça an opportunity,” he mentioned.

“No one can have doubts that Messi loves Barça. We respect and love one another, that’s my relationship with him. This summer time he wished to depart, he was very dissatisfied in how he had been handled. I don’t go into it. However, I insist, I’m I see succesful, by the love that now we have, to have a dialog with him to assist him resolve and that it’s the greatest for Barça and for him, “he added.

Laporta recalled that he noticed first-hand that affection for the membership when Messi, and his father, rejected a millionaire supply from Inter. “In 2006 Moratti got here to signal him and so they gave us 250 million, and so they paid him a mortal amount of cash. There I noticed his love for Barça. The daddy requested me, I simply need you to inform me what you’d do as a father. And I informed him that one of the best factor was to remain at Barça “, he recalled.

Now, with that affection from Messi to the membership and that Laporta places because the flag of his candidacy (‘We wish Barça’), he hopes to reach in time to persuade him to proceed. “The very best factor for him is to attend and see who wins and what proposal is made to him by Barça. With a great proposal, I feel Messi would select Barça. He is aware of us, me, and is aware of how we deal with the gamers. Sure I am pleased with one thing, is that he informed me: ‘every little thing you will have informed me has been fulfilled,’ “he mentioned.


Alternatively, on the bench, he desires to provide margin to the present coach, Ronald Koeman, though he doesn’t cover his want to have the ability to repeat one 12 months the pair he had with Pep Guardiola, his nice guess within the 2008/09 season and that ended with a triplet.

“Now we have Koeman and it’s Barça historical past, I used to be at Wembley once they gave us the primary European Cup. Koeman deserves respect, he’s a Barça nice and has the margin that his contract permits. Now we have to be predisposed to do it properly. He has not had a straightforward poll, however he has a margin and he’s our coach, with a contract, “he utilized.

“We wish in the future Pep to return to Barça, and hopefully if I’m fortunate sufficient to win, in the future I can do it once more with Pep. However now it was clear to me that neither Pep nor Txiki Begiristain was an possibility, as a result of he knew about their negotiations. However sure I would like recommendation, I’ll have them for friendship “, he contributed about Santpedor and Begiristain, each at Manchester Metropolis.

Alternatively, he let himself go a bit, even joking, when requested by the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, and his advice that the candidates transfer away from the Catalan independence motion. “I don’t need to get into controversies with anybody, in the event that they prick me rather a lot I’ll absolutely find yourself coming into,” he mentioned between laughs, remembering Laporta within the purest ‘Al loro!’ Type.

“However the will is to not enter into controversy. I don’t resign what I feel and really feel, however Barça has the greatness of having the ability to defend the rights of Catalonia and on the identical time combine and respect everybody. Inside the Barça that I suggest, everybody matches And within the case of Thebes, I’ll let you know that ‘tothom’ is all “, concluded Laporta, who desires to be a unifier and never a cause for confrontation.