PIQUE IN TEAM OF THE YEAR
Gerard Piqué has made it into the team of the year 2010 after an impressive season. Barcelona players keep getting individual accolades. David Villa was named Male Sportsman of the Year by USSA and now five of his teammates have been selected in L’Équipe (a reputed French newspaper) team of the year: four world champions with Spain, and Lionel Messi – the most talented player of the current generation of footballers.
MALDINI PRAISES PIQUE
AC Milan legend Maldini has said that Barcelona defender Gerrard Pique is the best in world. Interviewed in L’Equipe, the 41-year-old was particularly expansive about his views on football a year after his retirement from the professional game.
“When I see Messi play, in my opinion, he should win the Ballon d’Or every year. He is an unbelievable player.
“I like Gerrard Pique a lot. He has class. He knows how to defend and also how to score. He is perfect in a duo with Carles Puyol.