Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu: Experience of 1992 European Cup winners will be useful ahead of Manchester United clash

The supremo believes the members of the club’s first major European success will inspire the current side to win the competition for the fourth time in their history
Barcelona's sporting vice-president Josep Bartomeu has made it clear that the Catalans are determined to beat Manchester United in the Champions League final in London.

Bartomeu believes that the presence of three members of the team that lifted the trophy at Wembley in 1992, which include coach Pep Guardiola, will help the team in its preparations.

He told the club's official website: "Our team did not come here just to play the final – we are coming to win it! They are very competitive and they have shown over the years that they have a winning mentality. There may not be any historical urgency about winning, but they are as ambitious as ever.

"The team has already won everything. In fact they have lost very few games over recent years, but now, ahead of this final, there is maximum focus."

He added: "I’m sure their [the members of the 1992 squad] experience will be useful. That European Cup changed the history of the club. European clubs’ histories are built around the trophies they have won and this is the biggest of them all.

"If we can win this, we will make our club history even greater. Our main objective was the league title and this is an extra prize for us."

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