[Coverage] FC Barcelona Press Conference at One World Hotel

Coverage: FC Barcelona Press Conference at One World Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th August 2013 –  The world most acclaimed football club, FC Barcelona has arrived at Malaysia yesterday after their match with Thailand a few days ago. They have held a press conference at the Topaz Ballroom, One World Hotel.

Topaz Ballroom, One World Hotel!
Fans greeted the players as they first stepped in the hotel!
As expected from such a popular football team, its players have attracted around hundreds of fans waiting in front of the hotel just to witness the arrival of their favourite footballer idols!

The Press Conference was delayed but the media members were still delighted!
The press conference started a little bit later than the original itinery. It started at around 6.45pm. However, the media members were still delighted to see that two of the Barcelona's players which are Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas were present at the press conference. The press conference was attended by approximately 100 media members consisting of both local media and international media. Most of the questions by the media of the floor were targeted towards Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi.

Panels during the press conference!
Lionel Messi & Cesc Fabregas!
Cesc Fabregas is not planning to leave FC Barcelona!
Cesc Fabregas was asked regarding his decision on whether to leave FC Barcelona and go for Manchester United. His answer was a “NO”.
“Nothing has changed. I feel happy playing in Barcelona team. My dream is to play and win here and I have never thought of leaving the club.” Fabregas’s response during the press conference yesterday.

He was also asked  whether the presence of the new team member Neymar would affect his role in Barcelona team. “I know what Martino wants from me. It is very clear and I will have to work very hard.” said Fabregas in response to the question.

Lionel Messi's opinion on the newly appointed head coach, Gerrardo Martino!
He said that the new head coach has been putting a lot of effort to improve the team.
“The new coach wants us to create more pressure and work on recovering the ball as soon as possible. We have been preparing for the new season more seriously and we think we would be in a good shape for the upcoming competitive match.” responded by Messi.

Datuk K.Rajagopal

Malaysian XI team will do better than their performance during the match against Chelsea!
One media member has directed his question to Malaysia Datuk K.Rajagopal regarding his opinion on the friendly match. He replied, “ I have a game plan for this friendly match, and we will be playing better than how we performed during Chelsea match.” Regardless of win or loss, he stated that this friendly match would be a good exposure for the Malaysian Tigers.

Additional Stories during the press conference:

Brave attempt by an Indian media member to ask question in foreign language!

This daring media member has directed his question to the panels in foreign language! Awesome!

HITZ.FM Jinnyboy's Mission to get LIONEL MESSI's autograph on a football!
Here's his hand with the football. Yeah. He was managed to get an autograph from Lio....wait, wasn't that Fabregas?

Fabregas signing Jinnyboy's football!
Well, Jinnyboy did try his best to call Messi for the autograph. But Messi left the stage too quickly!

Jinnyboy and the football signed by Cesc Fabregas. Well, it's still quite cool!
It has turned out that a lot of the media members were fans of Barcelona team. A lot of them even brought some merchandise to be signed by Messi and Fabregas. 

Fabregas fansigning for the media members!
That's all for my coverage. Do stay tuned for my upcoming coverage on the friendly match between Malaysia XI and FC Barcelona!

You might also wanna check out my previous posts regarding the press release:

Published by WLJack.

WL Jack

Dr Jack Chan Wah Loong is the Head Of Medical Department and Internal Medicine Specialist in his current Hospital. Apart from medical related works, he is also a blogger, journalist and photographer since the year of 2008. He is also the chief editor for wljack.com, a website with a dedicated team of journalists that write coverage on Malaysia events and happenings since 2013.

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