Barcelona president Joan Laporta has known as for endurance and belief from the fanbase as he makes an attempt to “clear up” the Catalan giants’ on and off the sphere issues.
Years of economic mismanagement caught up with Barca final month as they misplaced Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain on a free switch.
Antoine Griezmann was additionally despatched again to title rivals Atletico Madrid on an preliminary mortgage amid a flurry of late exercise in an try to assist stability the books.
Barca’s strong, if not spectacular, begin to the LaLiga marketing campaign, wherein they’ve picked up seven factors from a potential 9, helped elevate the temper round Camp Nou considerably.
However a crushing 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday – the primary time Barca have misplaced their opening Champions League sport in 23 seasons – has modified all that.
Sergi Roberto was booed by a piece of his personal supporters when being substituted off in the course of the sport, which captain Gerard Pique admitted left him feeling “damage”.
With supporter unrest rising throughout a tricky interval for the LaLiga heavyweights, Laporta issued a video assertion on his social media channels on Wednesday.
“Whats up Cules. I’m as dissatisfied and upset as all of you’re,” he mentioned. “I must let you know what is going on. This is without doubt one of the conditions that we anticipated.
“I ask you all in your endurance, and that you simply proceed supporting our crew. I additionally ask you to belief us, the people who find themselves managing the membership.
“We’d like your belief and time. Don’t doubt that we are going to clear up the scenario.”
A message for all of the culers: belief and assist to our crew. Don’t doubt that we are going to clear up this example. Visca el Barça! pic.twitter.com/eBtxPQIeOj
— Joan Laporta Estruch (@JoanLaportaFCB) September 15, 2021
Bayern’s prolific striker Robert Lewandowski helped himself to a double after Thomas Muller had opened the scoring within the first half of Tuesday’s Group E conflict.
Barca have misplaced three successive residence video games in European competitors for the primary time of their historical past, having additionally misplaced to Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou final season.
Of their first European sport since Messi’s exit, the Catalans did not register a shot on the right track in a Champions League match for the primary time since Opta began recording such knowledge in 2003-04.