Pique rues missed chances in Barcelona’s El Clasico
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said that his team were made to rue for the missed chances during the opening half of the El Clasico. The Blaugrana had the chance to register a sixth win from seven matches at the Bernabeu but that was not the case with Real Madrid scoring two goals during the second […]
Barca stars call for Segura’s Head
After a nightmare start to the season where they were thrashed 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup by hated rivals, Real Madrid, and lost Neymar to PSG, Barcelona have fought back in spectacular style. They have blitzed their way through their first six league games with Lionel Messi in typically imperious form. The […]
Pique criticized by Spanish fans
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been insulted by Spanish fans in an open training session. Some fans came with banners that described the Barcelona defender as being sickening and asked him to leave the national team. This happened after the incidents around the Catalonia referendum which the Spanish authorities deemed as illegal. Gerard Pique has […]
Pique Supports Two-Week Break
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique decided to give striker Neymar rest after his recent Olympic exertions. Neymar was the face of the Brazilian national team that was chasing Olympic gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. This was the only medal missing from the Brazilian national team cabinet.
It was especially important given the recent poor performances by the national team at major tournaments like the World Cup and Copa America. Even though this was a tournament for the under 23 team, Neymar was picked as part of the three overage players. Barcelona went along with the wishes of the player so as to give him a great opportunity to win Olympic gold.
STONES SIMILAR TO GERARD PIQUE
The former coach of Aston Villa and Norwich Paul Lambert compares Everton’s John stones to Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Lambert feels both player have a similar way of playing football.
Gerard Pique’s form might not be as it used to be but the Spain international remains a crucial member of the team. He was part of the World Cup winning squad of 2010 and has lifted the UEFA Champions League three times with Barcelona.
MASCHERANO BACK IN FOR BARCA
La Liga champions Barcelona are set to face surprise English Premier League champions Leicester City. Javier Mascherano has returned to join the squad as the round up their pre season friendly games ahead of the new season.
Barcelona will face Leicester in Stockholm on Wednesday after previous warm up games against Scottish champions Celtic FC. They defeated them 3-1 with Arda Turan and Munir scoring, then an own goal from Efe Ambrose.
PIQUE ADMITS SPAIN’S ERA HAS PASSED
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admits that his country’s era might have passed after the team’s poor performance at the Euro 2016 where they were knocked out by Italy in the Round of 16. The player admitted that the team no longer had that certain edge that helped the country with its back to back successes.
He called for a big reflection after the tournament so they could collectively fix the problem. Pique was quoted saying: “We have to be realistic; we don’t have the level that we had a couple of years ago when we were the champions of Europe and champions of the world.
“We have young players coming through who are very promising, veterans who have to keep on bringing experience and talent to the team.”
BARCA DEALT BLOW
Barcelona have been dealt a major blow ahead of the crucial Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid with the news that defender Gerard Pique could miss up to 4 weeks of action after suffering a fractured hip.
He is one of the important players at the club and it only grew after the absence of Carlos Puyol who will now leave the club at the end of the season. Pique had been playing along with Javier Mascherano, who is midfielder by trade, in order to solve the defensive crisis at the club.
STUNNING 4-3 WIN
Barcelona managed a stunning 4-3 win over archrivals Real Madrid in the latest El Clasico, which has been one of the best in recent decades.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in this match, as Barcelona closed the gap to their rivals to just one point. Despite this win, the club remains third in the league behind the two Madrid teams. The victory, however, has given the Catalan club a huge amount of confidence according to defender Gerard Pique, who returned to the match just-in-time from an injury.
Pique In Favor Of Barcelona
Warnings have been made by Gerard Pique to Manchester City that it faces a threat not only from Lionel Messi but from all over the pitch of Barcelona. Pique is eagerly looking forward to his arrival back to England and mentions that Barcelona is just not dependent upon Argentinean player Messi, but also on the Brazilian striker, Neymar along with Alexis Sanchez and Pedro in the team.