Barça’s sporting vice-president expressed the Club’s ambition before Saturday’s game, whilst insisting that whatever the result at Wembley, this has been a “magnificent” season.
“Our team aren’t coming to play the final –we’re coming to win it!”
declared Sr Bartomeu in London today and also stressed the great sprit in the squad: “they
are very competitive, they have shown over the years that they have a winning mentality. There may
not be any historical urgency about winning – but they are as ambitious as ever”.
Bartomeu also insisted that the squad were highly motivated for the game: “they have
won everything - in fact they’ve lost so few games over recent years, but now, ahead of this
final, there is maximum focus”.
Wembley ‘92 experience
The vice-president also reminded reporters that there are three members of the
’92 winning team in the party; “I’m sure their experience will be useful. That
European Cup changed the history of the Club. European clubs’ histories are built around the
trophies they have won and this is the biggest of them all. If we can win this, we will make our
Club history even greater. Our main objective was the league title and this is an extra prize for
“A magnificent season”
Bartomeu preferred not to get drawn into comments about planning for next season, but
believes this season: “we have been very happy with how things have gone. It has already been
magnificent and excellent. Win or lose, we are the best team in the world right now. Whatever
happens, we won’t be changing our plans”.