01/11/2023 Act. at 11:21 CET
It was the first Clásico in Montjuïc and in the end the result was tails. After the match, Barça president Joan Laporta was visibly upset by the defeat and privately expressed his discontent. Laporta feels a lot about Barça and it hurt him to lose to Madrid despite the losses and being ahead on the scoreboard. His anger was enormous and he expressed it to the coaching staff at the end of the match.
Joan Laporta has been expressing the desire for Barça to be hegemonic in the League as a prior step to the European assault. For this reason, the Blaugrana club has entrusted everything to the first team with an effort important investor in the last two years, completing a staff in which all positions are doubled with enormous quality. Barça has taken a leap and they expected that this season, Madrid would succumb again in the League.
In the Board of Directors and the sports area there has been a lot of concern about the casualties that are occurring in the team. In Europe, Barça has solved the situation, but in the League there could be complications. It was important, at least, not to lose in the Classic and finally Jude Bellingham turned the score around, leaving the Blaugrana four points behind and with a very demanding schedule ahead of them until the end of the year.
Laporta’s confidence in Xavi, despite his anger, is absolute. That is why he renewed him, associating his mandate with the figure of the coach. There is a belief that with a full squad, Barça must be far superior to its rivals and the time has come to prove it. Between now and December 31, Barça is going to play a good part of its options and Laporta wants the squad to give everything so that Madrid does not escape.
Part of the board did not like the party that the squad had until this afternoon after the defeat in the Classic, but they accept the management taking into account that the team performed last year at an excellent level in the League, achieving an incontestable championship. . It was an important match also at an institutional level due to the tensions experienced with Madrid and the absence of Florentino in the box and the moment was propitious to deal an image blow to the eternal rival.
Now, if Pedri and De Jong return, the moment of truth will have arrived after a KO in the Classic that hurt a lot.
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