Barça captains convinced Bartomeu to accept the Camp Nou for Copa final

Barça captains convinced Bartomeu to accept the Camp Nou for Copa final
Barça captains convinced Bartomeu to accept the Camp Nou for Copa final
"We are satisfied with the election of Camp Nou as the Copa del Rey final stadium". This is what Barcelona as a club said after the decision...
Josep Maria Bartomeu

"We are satisfied with the election of Camp Nou as the Copa del Rey final stadium". This is what Barcelona as a club said after the decision taken by the Spanish Football Federation. But what also needs to be told and has reported Cadena SER is that president Bartomeu didn't want a final at Camp Nou.

Bartomeu remembers well a conversation with former Barça manager Pep Guardiola when the coach told him the worst thing that can happen to a team is to play a final at his stadium, because as it's a normal atmosphere for them, they are not as motivated as the away team.

According to these report, however, before travelling to Madrid, president Bartomeu spoke with the club's captains and the players told him that "there's no better place than Camp Nou". So after Real Madrid's negative to play the final at Santiago Bernabeu, they preferred their stadium, where they are used to play.