FC Barcelona – La Liga Wary of ex-president’s actions
Friday morning saw Victor Font appear with the objective of criticising Joan Laporta‘s campaign, despite the fact he didn’t refer to him by name at any point, and he suggested that a banner won’t solve Barcelona‘s future, but rather a clear, defined project.
There are 17 days before the voting is due to take place to decide Barcelona‘s new president, and Laporta is seen as the favourite.
“A banner won’t solve the future, we need a project,” Font explained.
“The will is for people to vote based on perceptions, I’ve been told many times that elections are won with charisma, but that alone can’t work.
“We can’t vote based on the perception of a sextuple from 12 years ago, we can’t build the future by looking at the past.”
Font also took aim at rumours about potential signings, suggesting that Barcelona‘s financial situation needs to be looked at carefully before decisions are made.
“Some media sources have generated rumours about signing big stars,” he added.
“This is irresponsible because if we recently said that there isn’t 1.5 million euros to sign Eric Garcia, we can’t create false expectations.
“It’s not possible to sign certain players, let’s not use rumours to confuse people.”
Ronald Koeman was appointed by Josep Maria Bartomeu, and there is a sense that no matter what he does from a coaching perspective, the Dutch coach will find his job under threat irrespective of who wins the election, simply because they wish to define their own era.
“We must do everything possible to encourage the team, give it stability and ensure that we compete until the last moment in every competition,” he continued.
“A result of 4-1 is difficult, but we have seen us do things that are at least as difficult, if not more so.
“Koeman has to make the sporting decisions.”