Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, who made headlines for disrespecting ‘rival’ Real Madrid, has issued a clarification.
“Gerard Pique clarifies his comments about Real Madrid winning the title,” Spanish outlet Cadenacer reported on Nov. 21 (KST).
Pique’s comments have been in the news recently. He said, “Real Madrid is not different from the past. It’s not a team that surprises, but it always produces results,” he said, adding that “come February, we will be alive in all competitions, including the UEFA Champions League (UCL)”.
“If Barcelona wins the UCL, they become a myth. If Real Madrid wins it, it just adds another title. In 2021/22, Real Madrid were underdogs in every round. Winning the title was a miracle. No one will remember it,” he said, dismissing the achievement.
Pique added: “We have to win and play good football at the same time. “If the atmosphere is bad, criticism will fly. The expectations are really high.” “In the last game at Real Sociedad, Barcelona won 1-0. Real Madrid will be happy, but Barcelona is not,” he dismissed.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti reacted: “Pique lives in his own world. No one will forget our victory. It will remain in everyone’s memory.”
The players responded. “If you don’t want to remember it, forget it, but for me it was the most memorable championship,” said Dani Carvajal.
“It means a lot to me,” said Hodriguez, “every round was difficult and special. We overcame everything. The win will always be remembered.”
“Those who don’t want to understand won’t understand,” Pique said, “I don’t want to disrespect Real Madrid’s achievement. I just talked about how they won. I come from Barcelona, where the content of the game is important.” 토토사이트
“Barcelona has been strong in the last five UCL titles. In the 2021/22 UCL tournament, Real Madrid were not better than their opponents. I could go on and on.”
Pique added: “Real Madrid don’t give up until the last minute and create great upsets. If you give them five minutes at the Bernabeu (Real Madrid’s home stadium), they can turn the game around. That’s their greatness,” he said, adding, “If Barcelona had five minutes, they wouldn’t make it through the tournament.”