Gerard Pique did not hold back after Barcelona 2-1 defeat by Athletic Club, criticising not just official Fernandez Borbalan, but refereeing in Spain in general. "The penalty on Neymar was extremely clear and the one that Gorka did to me, too. But we know how this works already. And we saw what happened yesterday in Sevilla vs Madrid. In line with what's happened recently. We want to play football and not roulette, which is what this refereeing causes."
On the game itself the defender said that "in the first half of the game we were not at our best level and they took advantage of their chances. Later we improved and we were better. If they have finished with nine players it's because they had to stop us with fouls. A pity we could not equalise, we had chances. 2-1 leaves the tie open, I'm optimistic, sure."