Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu is expectant that the club will win trophies this season.
He admits the club wanted to repeat the treble but ‘La Liga and the Copa del Rey would be perfect.’
The Catalans were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid at the quarter-final stage but remain top of La Liga – despite a blip – and are in the Copa del Rey Final, where they play Sevilla.
“We’re in a satisfactory sporting situation, coming off a treble. This year we wanted that again but it wasn’t to be, but to go for a double would be magical. Barca have only done the double six times,” AS reports Bartomeu telling the Barca senate.
“We have three League games and a Cup final and with the effort of everyone, we can get it. We have the leadership of La Liga and hope to finish by winning the League and the Cup. It would be a perfect season with the double.
“Beyond whether we win it or not, you [senate members] with so many years at the club know that sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t. You’ve lived through the club’s hard times. We’re in a superb situation, with wonderful players and Barca’s position as leaders isn’t to do with whether we win or we lose. It is indisputable.”
Josep Maria Bartomeu is a Spanish entrepreneur and the current president of FC Barcelona. He started in the latter role in 2014, following the resignation of Sandro Rosell.
Partner and CEO of the companies ADELTE (engineering for airports) and EFS (group of companies and electro-mechanical maintenance of terminal equipment.
Bartomeu served on the board of FC Barcelona during Joan Laporta’s presidency (as head of the basketball section) along with Sandro Rosell, who resigned due to differences with the then president.
He then served as Rosell’s vice-president of Barcelona from July 2010 to January 2014 after they won the election with 61.35% of the vote of the members of the club. Following the resignation of Sandro Rosell on 23 January 2014, due to the so-called “Neymar case,” Bartomeu was, following the club’s constitution, elected, as the fortieth President of Barcelona, to complete Rosell’s term, which is due to end on 30 June 2021.