FC Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font spoke in the TV3 show tonight. The Spanish businessman explained his thoughts on the crisis at the club and urgently called for early elections.
“We asked for elections right after the game. We always call for institutional stability, but Barça have hit the bottom and the institutional stability can only be achieved through elections. We have been working in this transition for years, but now there’s no time to lose. We must limit the transitional period and avoid postponing the elections as we will lose more years.”, said Font.
The 48-year-old added that Xavi Hernandez and Pep Guardiola are the only two managers who are capable of coaching Barcelona: “I think that Xavi and Guardiola are the only two people who can take on the challenge of coaching this Barça. We need to manage a transition with a home-grown coach and start making new fire.”
Victor Font will run for president as soon as Bartomeu steps off. His sporting project is named Sí al futur (“Yes to the future”).
Ousmane Dembélé talks Tuchel, Messi, Eto’o, Laporta
In an interview with BeIN Sports, Ousmane Dembele spilled beans on various topics ranging from football to personal life. The interview was conducted before yesterday’s Clásico.
The French winger is reportedly a player who the new president, Joan Laporta, admires a lot. Even during his campaign, the Catalan lawyer raised the issue of Dembele’s renewal. The club has invested heavily in Dembele and has finally started to reap results.
When asked the question about his contract renewal, Dembele explained: “My future? I still have a year left on my contract. There have been no discussions with the club, I’m happy and I feel good.
“A new president has arrived and I don’t really know him, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”
In all the reports that have come out and interviews given by the young players, all of them have mentioned that the club captain, Lionel Messi shares an exceptional with this new generation of players.
On the same lines the World Cup winner said: “Messi gives confidence to the young players in the team and helps us a lot. He gives me advice.”
Dembele is said to be liking his new role up top in the newly found 3-5-2 system by Koeman. He jokingly said in the interview that the dressing room now relates him to Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça legend: “As I now play up top, they call me Samuel Eto’o in the dressing room.”
The Barça winger had an excellent season at Dortmund which led to multiple European giants going into a bidding war for him.
His strike partner during his days in Germany was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whom the Frenchman regarded as `his favorite teammate’. He also said that `Thomas Tuchel is his favorite coach’.