Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu hosted the traditional Christmas cup that the Barça club held on Wednesday with the media. In it, he gave a serene speech and assured that the December 18 classic will be played. Barça therefore manifested in the classic and does so with a resounding statement: "It is on everyone's lips next Wednesday. I can say that the classic will be played, will not be postponed again. It is everyone's responsibility to play. We know we have a complex time in Catalonia, but it is compatible with the sport. Our stadium is A space of free expression has always been and that is why we send a message of normality and tranquility. Barça prepares the classic with total normality. We tell members to come with family, with friends. And gain sportsmanship and player support. Together we have to make Classic a sports and civic party. May there be peace, tranquility "
In his speech, Josep Maria Bartomeu had an affectionate reminder to the media professionals who died this year of 2019, Carlos Pérez de Rozas, Jesús Ichaso and Ferran Zueras, who received a long standing ovation in Auditori 1899.
In his speech, Bartomeu went through the 120 years of history he celebrated in November, the 40th anniversary of the foundation of La Masia, and the cycle of success that has lasted since Ronaldinho's arrival in 2004: "Ten years have also passed since the sextet Messi took the testimony of Ronaldinho, who was the main strand of Barça, since then we have not stopped winning, 34 titles and everything with Leo, who was the protagonist, who was going to say that he has only six, but will win more because Leo continues no one won more than we have in the last 15 years. But we still have many challenges. "