Barcelona president Laporta: Our objective was always the league

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says they’re going for the LaLiga title this season.

Laporta insists the target was always the league title this term.

He told Sport: “I evaluate this first phase of the season positively. The team has improved and is becoming more competitive, although it is still a work in progress. But it has already begun to garner great expectations. This year’s priority is the league.

“We always set out with maximum objectives and we would have liked to continue in the Champions League, but circumstances have made it impossible for us to do so. It was a hard blow.

“But I insist, the objective is the League and we hope that we continue on the right path. The stats look good so far. We are in with a fighting chance of winning the title.”