This Tuesday Sandro Rosell participated as guest of honour at the Barcelona Tribune, a Forum of opinion and debate held at the Palace Hotel in the Catalan capital, with a fun presentation by Marius Carol, communications director of the Godó Group, assisted by Javier de Godó, the Count of Godó.
“It will be difficult to unite all Barcelona’s fans, especially the Johan Cruyff fans,” said Rosell in response to questions received during the informal after dinner chat and added, “as president I feel bad that Cruyff is not coming to the Champions League pre-match dinner (before the Barca-Ajax clash), but not personally.”
Changing tack, Sandro Rosell said “Gerardo Martino was the first coach that has not asked for new signings,” possibly because “it was easier for him not to ask.”
As for the remodeling project of the Nou Camp, Rosell added “if the partners aren’t selfish, they will push for a new stadium.”
Talking about Andres Iniesta, the president remarked that “With Iniesta, there wouldn’t be a problem renewing his contract” and stressed that “Iniesta would be the best in the world if it weren’t for Leo Messi.”
Finally, when asked about the economical situation of Real Madrid, Rosell stated that “Madrid is less indebted than Barcelona” and made it clear that the board he is chairman of, is doing everything possible to stabilise the club’s economy.