By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Following the painful thrashing of the Catalans in their home by the Bundesliga Giants, Bayern Munich for three consecutive times, Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta has released a statement for the club’s supporters.
He beckoned on everyone to exercise patience as the struggles of Barcelona will soon come to an end as hands are on deck to tackle the Issues.
Due to past mismanagement of funds by the board, their top talisman scorer Lionel Messi has to exit the club suddenly as his contract could not be renewed due to debts owe by the club.
They also lost Griezmann on a loan back to his former club, all in a quest to tackle their debts.
Yesterday, the Catalans lost to Bayern Munich, again at camp nou, thereby increasing their problems. Players were booed by the fans as they fail to score atleast a goal in their home
With supporters’ unrest growing during a tough period for the LaLiga heavyweights, Laporta issued a video statement on his social media channels on Wednesday.
“Hello Cules. I am as disappointed and upset as all of you are,” he said.
“I need to tell you what is happening. This is one of the situations that we expected.
“I ask you all for your patience, and that you continue supporting our team. I also ask you to trust us, the people who are managing the club.
“We need your trust and time. Do not doubt that we will solve the situation.” he concluded.
According to records the Catalans have lost three successive home games in European competition for the first time in their history, having also lost to Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou last season.
In their first European game since Messi’s exit, the Catalans failed to register a shot on target in a Champions League match for the first time since Opta started recording such data in 2003-04.