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Doubts continue to hover over the project of the FC Barcelona for this season, after a turbulent summer that has left a farewell hint of Leo messi and even a motion of censure against his president, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The leader himself reviewed the club’s news before the trophy Joan Gamper that he Barça dispute before Elche, in an interview with TV3, where he acknowledged that “the board is surprised by the number of signatures, but we respect democracy and the club’s statutes “, referring to the 20,687 signatures collected by the promoters of the motion of censure.
Bartomeu admitted that “it is a high figure that surprised us and the promoters. a democratic club and now we have ten days to validate the signatures. It is a process of maximum transparency, but we will continue working because this does not stop. We still have some market days and we will go ahead, “he explained.
Of course, the culé president insisted that he is determined to continue and that he does not plan to resign nor has anyone advised him to make such a decision: “No manager has told me anything. All are focused on these moments. Approving the numbers has nothing to do with it. We are following the day to day of the club and we do what needs to be done with this vote of no confidence. Step by step we will do everything. At the moment nobody wants to resign “, he reiterated.
Bartomeu was asked about the conflict he had with Messi and what could he suppose the departure of the Argentine from the Barça club, but the president tried to soften the situation: “As president I will not conflict with Leo, he is our captain and our leader. He speaks in the field, he has immersed himself fully in the Koeman project. It is a parked issue, in which they said what should be said. I could not allow, nor anyone, that Messi left: he is the best in the world and we want you to stay with us. And for Koeman it is an insurance of success “.
The leader stressed that “things are discussed at home and we will do it, but not publicly. We must congratulate us because Messi continues with us and above all, because of how participatory it is. Let’s enjoy it because it’s the best in the world “
Bartomeu took the opportunity to remove iron from one of the news of the day, which points out that Koeman does not have Riqui Puig and Barça is looking for him:
“Koeman will explain after the game their conversations with the players, the news that has been given is very exaggerated. “