Bayern Munich manager Nagelsmann responds to Laporta’s accusations of ignorance

BERLIN: Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann said he had no problem accusing Joan Laporta, Barcelona president, of ignorance, pointing out that quest’last represented his club. Nagelsmann spoke of Barcelona’s large spending in the transfer market after the club Catalan has signed the Polish Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for 50 million euros (51 million dollars). Barcelona left Argentina star Lionel Messi from the squad last year due to financial crises, but also signed a contract with Brazilian Rafinha and Frenchman Jules Conde for a large sum of money before next season, and also with the Danish duo Andreas Christensen and Ivorian Frank Kessie for free. Nagelsmann described Barcelona as the only one club to the world that can buy players for no money after Lewandowski moves out in Spain. Asked about Laporta’s comments, before Bayern faced Leipzig in the German Super Cup, Nagelsmann told reporters on Friday: “It’s good that he has spoken. I would absolutely love to do that.” He added: “It was a question from the point of view of the fans, I have no problems with what Laporta said, he must represent his club”. Laporta responded to Nagelsmann’s statements, accusing him of ignorance and pointing out that i club they should take care of their own business. Laporta said in an interview with reporters: “What I would like to ask is that you look at your checking account, they received a lot of money after Lewandowski’s departure, I respect everyone and I don’t interfere in their private affairs.” He added: “I gave them the advantage of doubting our abilities and what we can do, but they don’t realize the strength of Barcelona and their new management.” (DPA / Performance Statistics)