Bartomeu criticises ADL for ‘alarmist message’

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has criticised Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis for his ‘alarmist’ statements sooner than the big match on Saturday.

The Partenopei patron suggested UEFA to jog the match to impartial turf thanks to ‘valuable complications’ induced by coronavirus in Catalonia.

Nonetheless UEFA confirmed that Barcelona-Napoli will doubtless be performed as deliberate on August 8 and the Blaugrana President has criticised De Laurentiis’ strive to jog the match faraway from Catalonia.

“I attain no longer part the total phrases of the Napoli President,” Bartomeu told beIN Sports. “He has his causes, but I heart of attention on it’s logical that we are trying to achieve issues return to in vogue and normality is that the groups play in their stadiums.

“Alarmist messages devour his are base for each person, the ethical message is that of UEFA, who’re attempting to make sure that normality is restored and all of us observe the protocol.

“I very worthy have confidence UEFA and additionally with the finals in Lisbon. From the initiating do aside we thought it might per chance per chance well be played right here, it might per chance per chance well comprise been very irregular to no longer play at Camp Nou.”

The match on Saturday is entirely originate, because the dear leg assist in February, ended in a 1-1 blueprint on the San Paolo.

The two aspects fight for an enviornment within the Final Eight tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, and the winners on Saturday will meet both Bayern Munich or Chelsea within the quarter-finals.

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