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07.08.2009 19:47

Laporta: “this is a successful tour”

David Saura (enviat especial)

There are still a few days to go on the US Tour, but President Joan Laporta is already well pleased with the team’s performances and the image the club are projecting.

The President explained: “this is a successful and beneficial tour in which Barca’s image has been acknowledged and appreciated and our style of play and our players’ quality have been widely praised”.

2009-08-07_EQUIPO._LAPORTAx_YUSTE_CON_POLICIA_01.jpgThe President’s satisfaction increased after the Seattle game: “we have given a really good account of ourselves, especially in Seattle, where we played great football and showed great control. The team looked very solid ”.

Messi happy

As to a possible improvement in Messi’s contract, Sr Laporta insisted: “the most important thing is the commitment and the respect both parties share”, following his conversations with the player’s father.

Messi’s good performance against Seattle is excellent news for Sr Laporta who commented: “every time he plays he shows that he’s the bets player in the world. And most importantly, he’s happy. He generates a lot of expectation, he’s a showman and can turn a game – I love watching him”.
Laporta: “this is a successful tour”
Strengthening the defence
Following Marquez’s injury Guardiola commented that he would like to sign another central defender and President Laporta explained: “if that’s what the manager says, then we’ll do it. We’ll try and sort it out and resolve the problem”.

Sr Laporta however, refused to be drawn on the chances of signing Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas, insisting: “if we need midfielders, it’s the technical secretary’s job to come up with names, not mine”.

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