Presidential candidates Victor Font and Joan Laporta spoke after Lionel Messi confirmed staying at the club.
Font is known for his ‘si al futur’ (‘yes to the future’) project in which the Spanish businessman promises to bring Barcelona back to its glorious days – depending on La Masia – with Xavier Hernandez back at the Catalan club as manager.
“Only with a solid, well-worked project will we overcome the challenges of the future. Let’s rebuild Barça. Let’s not wait until March 2021, take them out and become ‘mes que un club’ again!”Victor Font
Laporta is a known figure among fans, specifically for running the Barcelona board during its best days under Pep Guardiola, and ultimately wishes to work again with the current Manchester City manager.
The former president told that Messi made a wise decision:
“Magnificent Leo, a wise decision very well explained. And now, to keep fighting to win again and keep making history. Today Messi has given us more joy in Barcelona!”Joan Laporta
It is unknown who will take over the Bartomeu management in March, but it is clear that two candidates are leading the race: Font and Laporta.
Video: Match Review — Juventus 0-2 Barcelona
Barcelona have made a big statement in Europe, beating Juventus by two goals to nil away from home in the Champions League. Following defeat to Real Madrid in Saturday’s Clásico, Barcelona responded with not only a fantastic result, but a wonderful performance.
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Barcelona were dominant from minute one to ninety, and despite Álvaro Morata’s best efforts for Juventus, Ronald Koeman’s side were vastly superior, and could have had more than two goals, putting in a complete performance away from home in the Champions League.
There were also several notable performances from Barcelona players today, including a midfield masterclass from Miralem Pjanić, a dazzling show from Pedri, and even more Messi magic.