Joan Laporta's message to the squad ahead of cup final
He was with the players as the team had their photo for the season
Joan Laporta knows that Barcelona are living through important days. On the horizon, the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. It could give the club their first trophy in a while. They are also two points off the top in La Liga despite the Clasico defeat.
Laporta took advantage of his presence at the Joan Gamper training ground to take the team’s official photograph to chat with some players. He gave Leo Messi a hug among others.
Close to Ronald Koeman, the new Blaugrana chief gave his support to the players and staff and showed them his confidence. The squad was in a circle to listen to the president and behind watching on were the physios, coaches, etc.
Laporta hopes to lift his first title in his second spell as club chief on Saturday. His message was optimistic and hopeful.