Gerard Pique has become one of the world’s most successful players
Gerard Pique has become one of the world’s most successful players at just 28 years of age.
Few would have expected the Spaniard to achieve so many trophies in the game when he left Barcelona as a youngster. His trophy laden spell started with Manchester United where he won numerous titles including the Champions League and the Premier League. Of course, his best spell came when he returned to Barcelona and oversaw an immensely successful spell under Pep Guardiola. So far in his career, Pique has collected more than 20 major honours and that includes the World Cup and the European Championship as well.
Diego Simeone believes that his team were extremely good
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes that his team were extremely good in the recent game over Sevilla and it was not a surprise to see them grab a 3-0 win.
After only managing a narrow 1-0 win over Las Palmas in the opening game of the campaign, there was a real need of statement from the former league champions. Their title defence did not materialise last season and Diego Simeone is someone that his team needs to perform consistently in order to be considered as real title contenders. A good start to the season was also essential since the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are virtual certainties to do the same.
Gerard Pique has become the target of his own supporters
Spain defender Gerard Pique has become the target of his own supporters due to the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The two clubs provide a significant portion of the players to the Spanish national team. This has led to talk of a rift between players of the two camps. It has not been the case, as Spain have been united in their domination of world football over the last 10 years.Pique has had criticisms over poor form in the 2014-15 campaign, but he recovered sufficiently to help Barcelona win the treble. During the victory celebrations, however,Pique was seen targeting Cristiano Ronaldo for his failure to win any title.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich are set to face off each other
Barcelona and Bayern Munich are set to face off each other in an epic challenge in the Champions League semifinals after being drawn against each other.
The match is going to be an emotional affair for many involved in the tie, but particularly, the German team manager. Pep Guardiola will be returning to the Camp Nou for the first time since leaving the club a few years ago. He transformed the team into world beaters and their style is still trying to be replicated by many clubs across the world. Even Guardiola himself has not been able to replicate this passing style of football and Bayern Munich are slightly inconsistent in this regard.
Luis Enrique confident on Catalog Club
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has dismissed suggestions that the Catalan club will be the favourite to progress into the semifinals of the Copa del Rey when they take on Atletico Madrid the second leg of the quarter-finals.
Barcelona have a 1-0 advantage of the first leg thanks to the goal from superstar Lionel Messi with five minutes of normal time remaining. However, Barcelona’s advantage is likely to be negated by the home advantage for Atletico Madrid in this match.
After having won the last six matches without exception, Barcelona are clearly seen as the favourites against a team who are only three points behind them in the league table.
Xavi Hernandez advices Pique not to join any other Team
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has said that defender Gerard Pique should resist the urge to join the likes of Chelsea or Manchester United.
The Spanish international has been linked with a move to these clubs in the last few months. He has fallen out of favour with manager Luis Enrique, who has been unhappy with his performances of late.Pique’s performances over the last 12 months have been a source of concern for Barcelona, who do not have a lot of strength especially in the central defensive positions.Pique was a vital player for the club during the reign of the Guardiola, but his incredible fall from grace has been shocking to many.
Gerard Pique slams Rumors of returning to Premier League
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has dismissed suggestions that he is looking for a move back to the Premier league.
The Spanish international is currently unhappy after being left out of the first team by manager Luis Enrique. It is reported thatPique feels extremely hard done by the current situation. It appears as if the former Manchester United man is paying the price for Barcelona’s recent poor run of form. The Spanish club paid around £ 5 million to bring he came back to the Camp Nou during the start of Pep Guardiola’s incredible reign.
Pique Claims Van Gaal Helped A Lot In His Youth Period
Gerard Pique has said that new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played a huge role in making him tough as a centre back. Van Gaal was the manager of Barcelona for a few years when Pique was coming through the youth ranks. Pique is one of the latest products from the famed Barcelona youth academy. The club went to great lengths in order to bring him back from Manchester United a few years ago. After forming an excellent partnership with Carlos Puyol that led the club to numerous titles, Pique is now one experienced players at the club.
Walcott Remains Unhappy About Sanchez Signing
Almost everybody associated with Arsenal is ecstatic with the fact that finally the superstar Alexis Sanchez has been signed, but, there is one man who would not be overly happy and that, of course, is Theo Walcott.
It’s not that Walcott has any sort of personal dispute with Sanchez. Actually, the thing is that the England international plays at the same position as Sanchez. Both of them prefer playing at the right wing the most.
Pique Sittings Out Final Match
Spain will be without Barcelona defender Gerard Pique for their final group match of the World Cup 2014 against Australia as the defender hobbled out of training with the an injury. Spain were knocked out of the tournament after having played just two matches. They suffered heavy defeats against Netherlands and Chile, which has been uncharacteristic of them. The Spanish team has conceded very few goals in the last few years, but they suffered a total collapse in both these matches.