The Barcelona president called for unity from all involved with the club
Joan Laporta assumed with resignation Barça's painful defeat against Bayern Munich (3-0) on Wednesday that saw the Blaugrana exit the Champions League.
The president chose to stay away from inflammatory statements and tried to send a message of calm to Barcelona fans before getting on the bus to undertake the return trip to Catalonia.
While Xavi said he was very angry about the elimination, Laporta chose to invite supporters to turn the page and look forward: "We are sad about this result, but we have to move on. It is time to work hard and try to reverse this situation."
Laporta explained that he had not yet had time to speak with Xavi: "We have not been able to go down to the locker room to lift the players. We will speak with the coaching staff on the plane."
The Barça president appreciated the effort made by the players, who played with conviction in Munich but had no reply to Bayern's superiority: "We did what we could and now we have to try to overcome this situation."
He finished "I make a call to all the Barcelona fans, today more than ever we have to row all together in the same direction to try to overcome this situation altogether."