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09.08.2009 08:07

Players upset by Jarque tragedy


After the game with Chivas, the FC Barcelona players spoke about the sudden death of Dani Jarque and joined the RCD Espanyol family in their mourning.

By wearing black armbands and putting their arms around each other to respect a minute’s silence, the players had wished to do their bit to honour the death of Dani Jarque.

Bojan Krkic, on leaving the dressing rooms, said “we are all very affected and will continue to be” in reference to the way the players felt before and after playing their last game in the USA. “He was a colleague and I feel very bad about it … I want to give all of his family my sympathy”.

In reference to the way the tour has gone on a personal level, he said “it has gone very well for me and I scored today. It is important to get into the rhythm of things”.

The Barça players spoke to the media after the game, although most of their words were in remembrance of the late Dani Jarque:

Carles Puyol

WEB_11.jpg“It is a sad day for us and football”.

“We send our support to his family and colleagues. I have spoken to some, like Ivan (De la Peña), and they are very upset”.

“We will support his family and colleagues. It has been a very tough shock”.

Gerard Piqué

“It was a nasty shock, a shock for the whole team. We hope his family and the players are able to deal with this as soon as possible”.

“The team’s getting better, we’re finding our form. We couldn’t win today, but we are ready for the official fixtures”.

“We are all feeling enthusiastic and looking forward to winning the first title”.
Players upset by Jarque tragedy
Iniesta, the most upset
Bojan Krkic said that Andrés Iniesta is the player that is most upset over the loss of the Espanyol captain. He and Jarque played together for different Spanish national youth teams and were in the same squad that won the European Under 19 championship in 2002. On his own website, the Barça player wrote that “it has been a very tough shock. I’ll miss you, my friend”.

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