The Catalan defender has been heavily whistle by fans in the United States during the club's friendlies
Over the last few days, various stories have come out about Gerard Piqué, unrelated to his performance as a player for Barcelona. However, we can’t forget that the defender and captain of the club is a great professional - according to his former teammate Carles Puyol, in a heartfelt message.
They shared a team for many years, and their friendship goes beyond football, as has been demonstrated on numerous occasions. In a tough moment for the Barcelona defender, the former captain wanted to support him, defend him, and warn Pique's critics. “If in the next season he is 100%, there are few centre-backs in the world that can give his level of performance." Pique has been whistled heavily by fans in America during Barcelona‘s pre-season friendlies. Here is Puyol's message in full:
“I’ve had the luck of sharing the dressing room with many players, and Gerard is without a doubt one of the most competitive. Last year in my opinion, Pique was one of the best and played many games while injured, forcing himself through them to help the team. If in the next season he is 100%, there are few centre-backs in the world that can give his level of performance. The team is strengthening and that competition means everyone has to give the best version of themselves. That’s something very positive for the team. Visca el Barça!“
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