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President Joan Laporta records bizarre message for Barcelona fans as he calls for ‘calm’

Barcelona president Joan Laporta records desperate message for fans to stay ‘calm’ and promises to ‘solve’ the issues that have seen the club make worst start to LaLiga since 1988

  • Joan Laporta has asked for the Barcelona supporters to ‘stand by’ the team
  • The Catalan giants have made their worst start to a LaLiga season since 1987-88
  • The team have won just four of their opening 10 games under Ronald Koeman
  • Laporta says the club understands ‘what needs to be done’ to ‘solve’ the issues
  • However, he has asked for ‘calm’ from the Barcelona fanbase in the meantime 


Barcelona president Joan Laporta has asked for the club’s supporters to ‘stand by’ the team following their terrible start to the 2021-2022 campaign. 

The Catalan giants have made their worst start to a LaLiga season since the 1987-1988 campaign – having won just four of their opening 10 games under Ronald Koeman. 

However, Laporta says the club understands ‘what needs to be done’ and insists the ongoing issues will be ‘solved’ shortly. In the meantime, he has asked for ‘calm’ from the Barcelona fanbase. 

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has asked for the club’s supporters to ‘stand by’ the team 

The Barcelona president shared his plea on Twitter, saying: ‘I ask you to keep supporting our team. The team needs you and is thankful to you. 

‘You know we are living difficult moments and these are the moments you need to stand by us. 

‘This week a Barca delegation is going to ‘Palos de la Frontera’ to an act of ‘Penyes’, which coincides with the match in Cadiz. 

The Catalan giants have made their worst start to a LaLiga season since 1987 - having won just four of their opening 10 games under manager Ronald Koeman

The Catalan giants have made their worst start to a LaLiga season since 1987 – having won just four of their opening 10 games under manager Ronald Koeman

Laporta says the club understands 'what needs to be done' to 'solve' the ongoing issues

Laporta says the club understands ‘what needs to be done’ to ‘solve’ the ongoing issues

‘In Cadiz, you can be sure that the team will try to win. I do not know what will happen, but no matter what, in the next match against Levante this week keep supporting our team. 

‘The team needs it. And try to remain calm, we know what needs to be done and we will solve it. Thank you very much.’ 

Laporta’s comments came after the Catalan giants were held to a draw against Granada at the Nou Camp on Monday evening. 

Laporta's comments come after the Catalan giants were held to a draw against Granada

Laporta’s comments come after the Catalan giants were held to a draw against Granada

The visitors took the lead in the second minute of the game after Domingos Duarte found the back of the net. 

It then took Barcelona 88 minutes to respond – having only equalised in the 90th minute thanks to Ronald Araujo’s header. 

Fans were left feeling furious after the game as Barcelona have only managed to win four of their opening 10 games in the 2021-2022 campaign. 

Laporta has previously asked fans to show patience with the team in the aftermath of their 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Laporta admitted he was just a ‘disappointed and upset’ as the fans with the result but said it was to be expected with the current ‘situation’ at the club.

Laporta has previously asked fans to show patience with the team in the aftermath of their 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League (above)

Laporta has previously asked fans to show patience with the team in the aftermath of their 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League (above) 

Thomas Muller's strike and Robert Lewandowski's brace handed the visitors a victory

Thomas Muller’s strike and Robert Lewandowski’s brace handed the visitors a victory 

As a result, he called for ‘patience’ and asked the Barcelona fans to continue supporting the club as they navigate through this turbulent time.  

Laporta shared a video on his official Twitter account. He said: ‘I’m as disappointed and upset as all of you are. 

‘I need to tell you that what is happening is one of the situations we expected and I ask for your patience and that you continue supporting our club.’ 



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