15th September, 2021
Barcelona president calls for patience following their Champions League loss to Bayern Munich
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has asked fans to show patience with the team in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Laporta admitted he just a ‘disappointed and upset’ as the fans with the result but said it was to be expected with the current ‘situation’ at the club. For more sports bet click Wetten.com
He has called for ‘patience’ and asked the Barcelona fans to continue supporting the club as they navigate through this turbulent time.
Barcelona failed to record a single shot on target for the first time ever in their history in the competition when they faced Bayern.
Thomas Muller’s strike and Robert Lewandowski’s brace handed the visitors a comfortable victory at the Nou Camp, and they were rarely threatened.
After the game, Laporta shared a video on his official Twitter account. He said: ‘I’m as disappointed and upset as all of you are.
‘I need to tell you that what is happening is one of the situations we expected and I ask for your patience and that you continue supporting our club.
Laporta was elected as president for a second time in March by a huge majority after predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned last year to avoid facing a motion of no confidence.
But Laporta has had a rough start to his tenure, with Barca coming third in LaLiga last season and Lionel Messi leaving for Paris St Germain for free even though the Barcelona president had repeatedly pledged to ensure the Argentine remained at the club.
Tuesday’s dismal defeat to Bayern was yet another low point for the club although coach Ronald Koeman and defender Gerard Pique appeared less than surprised after the loss.
‘Of course, we would have liked to compete better but there is a difference in their quality as a team [and ours],’ Koeman said.
‘There was a big difference between the benches too. We have lots of players with a big future but right now we need players back from injury.’