Barça's Pique: If I was a striker, I would score 15 goals a season!

Barça's Pique: If I was a striker, I would score 15 goals a season!

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The defender netted the third in Thursday's 4-2 win at Napoli in Europe

Gerard Pique joked he would scored 15 goals a season if he played as a striker after scoring in Barcelona's 4-2 win at Napoli on Thursday. 

Pique scored the third goal, taking a nice touch and finishing well in the box, as Barça booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League. 

"I always say if I was a striker I would score 15 or 20 goals a season," he told Movistar. "But the truth is I have also had a great time at the back!"  

Pique added that "it's hard to win away in Europe and also the team not been competing at the level a club like Barca should be. 

"We have gone back to our origins, something we maybe had stopped doing recently. It's a message for everyone, for us and for people outside, that little by little we're coming back."  

Asked who was to blame for Barça's European nightmares of recent seasons and the reason they lost their way, Pique didn't want to assign blame. 

"It's a little of everything," he said. "I don't think it's fair to give names or single anyone out.

"Everyone has their share of the blame. The club took decisions in all areas that were not the right ones, but we have to turn the page. 

"We're in good form. We have to enjoy it and keep going. We haven't won anything but it's true that, from where we're coming from, these victories help."

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