Speaking as the new president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta had words for club captain Leo Messi at his inauguration speech.

I will try to convince Messi to stay, sorry Leo, but you know I love you, that Barça loves you, and if this stadium was full when you play, you wouldn’t want to leave. Whatever you do is fine, but I will try…

On Ronald Koeman

“You know you have the board’s confidence. We have to go for the Copa del Rey and LaLiga.”