Joan Laporta has reassured Barcelona supporters that steps will be taken to avoid a repeat of their Europa League exit at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Frankfurt won the second leg of their quarter-final tie against Barcelona at Camp Nou by a score of 2-3, with goals from Filip Kostic and Rafael Santos, and Evan Ndicka ensuring a 4-3 aggregate victory.
After the game, Laporta was visibly shaken by the loss and expressed his belief that this will be a one-time occurrence in the future.
“These things happen in sport, and even if we are unhappy and upset, we have to look forward and attempt to win the league,” Joan Laporta stated.
“This goes on and on. We need to move on and ask that fans come to the stadium on Monday to support the squad.”
Barcelona have been on a roll since Xavi took over from Ronald Koeman in January, with their Europa League loss condemning them to a rare trophyless season.
The president of Barcelona then promised that he would take steps to ensure that Barcelona did not disappoint next season.
“It’s a shame we’ve had to deal with this today.” It will never happen again. We have a lot of information regarding what happened, and we’ll need some time to digest it. Then we’ll take action, explain what happened, and it won’t happen again because it’s an outrage.
“We won’t be able to avoid certain circumstances, but we will have to be stricter in the future and look at what has been allowed to avoid it.” We’ve been in an unfavorable circumstance. He said, “As a Culer, I am humiliated and deeply sorry for what I have witnessed.”
On April 19, Xavi’s squad will face Cadiz in La Liga, with the goal of securing a second-place finish. They are presently 12 points behind bitter rival Real Madrid.