Barcelona players did not want to play in the friendly against América in the United States, until several thousand euros changed their minds.
And, according to a report from Diario Sport, the board of the culé team had to offer a large sum of money to its players to play the friendly match against the Coapa team, after they threatened not to travel to the United States. because of the large load of meetings they have.
América and Barcelona are scheduled to face each other on December 21 in Dallas, in a friendly duel that promises to leave a good profit for the coffers of both teams.
WHAT DOES BARCELONA PROMISE ITS FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHEN THEY PLAY AGAINST AMERICA?
“Those who have complained are the players. They don’t want to go. The risk is too high, the effort is too high and the schedule too tight to add games as if nothing happened. They don’t want to go and that’s what they expect from the board and the coach. The answer was not long in coming: A proposal they received in exchange for not raising their voices, quietly going to the United States, playing and returning home with a smile: A bonus of 100 thousand euros per head .
“Everything has a price for the capitalist world. And the economic will always prevail over the logical, wise or good. The result is that the players are exploited and allow themselves to be exploited for more and more money,” he announced in journalist Albert Masnou for Sport.
Those 100 thousand euros correspond to approximately 1.8 million pesos for each Barcelona player, just for playing the game against Águilas.
HOW MUCH DOES BARCELONA HAVE FROM PLAYING AGAINST AMERICA?
According to Sport’s own report, Barcelona will pocket around 4 million euros for facing América in Dallas, in a 3-day investment that will only represent physical fatigue for its players.
“And, at the same time, it is a strong reason for all the complaints made against the Federation and against the coach to disappear. Because in this case, Xavi (I think) and the board gave of OK in the dispute of this friendly. The reason for accepting this bolus is exclusively economic. Barça got 4 million euros for playing this match. A peak for a hassle of about 3 days, one that goes , one that will return and the day of the game,” said Masnou.