FC Barcelona players are reportedly upset after recent statements by their president, Joan Laporta. This is reported by the Spanish radio station Cadena COPE.
Accordingly, the Barca kickers were particularly surprised and irritated by Laporta’s timing. After all, coach Xavi’s team is facing a week of truth.
In the Champions League, a win against Inter Milan is needed (Wednesday, 9 p.m. in LIVETICKER), in the league the Clasico at Real Madrid is on the program four days later (Sunday, 4:15 p.m. in LIVETICKER).
Laporta had used Barcelona’s annual general meeting to kick off some stars. “We tried to talk to a lot of players about a pay cut, but they wouldn’t,” said Laporta.
Due to the players’ refusal, several board members had to advance €10m of their own fortune to allow Barcelona to sign Sevilla FC newcomer Jules Koundé to LaLiga.