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FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué: “When we are ourselves, no team can stop us”

Gerard Piqué offered his views on the FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Spanish Cup game. The Barça centre back has never lost to Madrid, and was delighted with yet another victory at the Bernabéu. When asked about Pepe treading on Messi’s hand, he said that others are to judge, not FC Barcelona players.

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19 January 2012 07:35 PM

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Anna Segura

Barcelona (FCB).- Although beating Real Madrid has almost become routine in recent years, FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué was as thrilled as ever last Wednesday night. Gerard Piqué offered his views on the FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Spanish Cup game this Thursday at a press conference held after Barça\u2019s morning training. \u201CIt is very hard to win at the Bernabéu stadium, even though you guys have got used to it \u2026 it is much harder to win than you think\u201D. Piqué is proud of the way the players deal with Real Madrid in these games. \u201CWe have implanted our style for several years and we always apply it. It doesn\u2019t matter where or who we play\u2026 I\u2019m proud and happy to belong to this team \u2026 Very few teams can go to the Bernabéu and win like we have done. That makes us different\u201D.


Piqué agrees with the rest of the squad, who believe that \u201Cwhen we are ourselves, there\u2019s no team that can stop us \u2026 If we play like we are playing now, we can win titles, and be the best team in the world once again\u201D.

Pepe\u2019s stamp

Gerard Piqué didn\u2019t want to get dragged into the fuss about Pepe treading on Messi\u2019s hand, and merely stated that \u201Ceverybody saw it and has spoken about it.\u201D He feels that there are other people who are responsible for judging these actions and \u201Cif they think that what happened went beyond what is permissible on the field of play, they have to do something. We at the club don\u2019t think we should go about demanding that a player from another club should be punished\u201D.

He was pleased to observe that although Messi was the victim of Pepe\u2019s action, he did not retaliate against the Portuguese international. \u201CLeo is a very good person. We have got used to the way he reacts and saw how Leo stayed calm, which was what he should do\u2026 We should be thankful that he didn\u2019t react\u201D. Piqué still insisted that the Real Madrid players behaved impeccably, especially his colleagues from the Spanish national team.

Back to the Spanish League

But although \u201Cwe impose our game in the games against Madrid\u201D, Piqué admitted that \u201Cthe league is something very different.\u201D Barcelona are still five points adrift of the leaders and so at Malaga on Sunday \u201Cwe can\u2019t afford to make any mistakes\u201D.

 \u201CAlexis has stolen our hearts\u201D

Gerard Piqué was in great form in FC Barcelona\u2019s Ciutat Esportiva pressroom, and a Chilean reporter asked him about Alexis Sánchez. \u201CHe gets 10 out of 10 as a person, he has adapted well to the squad, even though there are times that we can\u2019t understand him\u201D he laughed. \u201CBut he does a lot for us on the pitch. We have signed a great player.\u201D The reporter continued to press him for a headline, and Piqué offered him one. \u201CAlexis has stolen our hearts\u201D he said.

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  • Gerard Piqué talking about the FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Spanish Cup game at a press conference (by FC Barcelona)

  • Gerard Piqué talking about the FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Spanish Cup game at a press conference (by FC Barcelona)