Bartomeu: “The Classic will be played, will not be postponed again”

Ensures that there will be “guarantees” of security and place for “civic and peaceful” claims

The president of FC Barcelona, ​​Josep Maria Bartomeu, assured on Thursday with forcefulness that the Camp Nou Classic of December 18 “will be played” and that it will not be postponed again, as happened in October due to the social and political situation he was living and still living Catalonia.

“These days an affair with some controversy is on everyone’s lips. The Classic of 18 will be played, will not be postponed again. It is everyone’s responsibility to play. We know that we live a complex social and political moment, we know, but everything is compatible with a football game, “he said before the Christmas meal with the media.

Bartomeu said, of course, whoever wants can make “civic and peaceful” claims. “Our stadium will be a place, as always, of free expression. I want to send a message of tranquility, of normality. Barça prepares the Classic with all normality, and I want to encourage everyone to come to Camp Nou to cheer,” he appealed.

At the moment, the platform ‘Tsunami Democràtic’ has called an action for the day of the meeting, which is expected to have a massive response. But at FC Barcelona, ​​according to Bartomeu, they are prepared for the match to have “guarantees.”

“The guarantees will be, and we will try to win the sportsmanship and support that the fans and partners give to the players. Together we have to make the Classic a festival of sport and civics, of tranquility for all,” the president appealed .

On the other hand, he said that 2019 has been a year of celebrations. “In Can Barça we are in luck. We make 120 years of history, 40 years after the creation of the Masia, and 10 years ago on December 19 of that ‘sextete’ that lit the world,” he celebrated.

“We remain convinced that our sports and human training model continues in force and that it is the most important pillar that marks our history and that will mark the future of our club. We are very proud,” he said about the quarry, which now has a great jewel in Ansu Fati and prominent players like Riqui Puig or Carles Pérez.

Of course, the best squad is still Leo Messi. “He has won the sixth Golden Ball, who would say he only has six, but he will have many more. Leo continues to fight and work to make the club better and have more success. Messi took the Ronaldinho witness and since 2004 we have not stopped winning and win, we have more titles than any other club, “he added.


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