Presidents lead fair-play by example
The Presidents of Barça and Real Madrid, Sandro Rosell and Florentino Pérez showed the good relations between the club when they had lunch together today ahead of tonight’s big game.
Once again, the maximum authorities of both clubs led by example, calling each other friends and
posing for the cameras with a hug. On the sporting front, Sr Rosell reckons tonight’s match
“won’t be decisive”, whilst Sr Perez expressed his belief that the game would be
a party and that the two teams would live up to expectations.
Rosell calls on fans’ support
It’s Sr Rosell’s first classic as Club President and he
explained: “it’s a pleasure to receive Madrid into our home and together for us to put
on a game that is of worldwide interest. We have to show that we are two great rivals who are
dedicated to playing football and demonstrate that it’s the game which both brings us
together and sets us apart”. The President said he was expecting: “a spectacular game
played in the spirit of fair play” and once again called on the fans “to get behind our
Pérez hoping for a win
For his part, Florentino Pérez echoed Sr Rosell’s words and
claimed he was “in love with this city and this country. I come here nearly every week and
any excuse is good to be here. If I’m also alongside my friend Sandro Rosell, then that
pleasure is complete”.
As for the game itself, the Madrid President said: “it’s a pleasure to play
against this great Barça team”, but insisted: “we always come here with the intention
of winning. I’ve seen Madrid win here more than once as President and we come here excited
about that happening again”.