Pique lays into Barca over Messi situation

  • Pique lays into Barca over Messi situation

Pique lays into Barca over Messi situation

What's going on? Messi deserves everything; the new stadium should be named after him first and then the sponsor.

In a statement on Thursday, Sostres said: "As I attempted to highlight the beauty of Ansu's movement, and his class as a young player, some expressions were interpreted as racial discrimination". We must preserve our past and present legends and not discredit them. He admitted his own relationship with Bartomeu is not great, said he would not have sacked Ernesto Valverde and was critical of plans to impose club-wide wage cuts to mitigate the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "If I have hurt anyone, I apologise".

Barca are now requesting players take a pay cut to alleviate the effects of the health crisis on the club's accounts.

Messi's infamous burofax was the story of the summer, and Pique is adamant that he would have handled things differently regarding the Argentine. "Personally, any player is free to voluntarily accept an offer from the club". As a captain, I defend the team's interests and made a decision to sign [the burofax]. "The dressing room is united, but people say otherwise".

"I am in total disagreement with that".

That's just one of the many accolades that the teenager is picking up after he became Barça's youngest La Liga goalscorer, the youngest player to score and provide an assist in La Liga, and the youngest goal scorer for the Spanish national team.

The 29-year-old is in his second season with La Blaugrana and is still struggling to justify his £107million from Atletico Madrid.

Pique said a player of Messi's stature should have been treated better by the club. They have told me that the money I give up this year can be collected in the future and that we will agree a sum.

The six-time Ballon d'Or victor has spent his entire career at the Camp Nou, where he has played a key role in the club winning 34 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey.

Griezmann finished 2019-20 with 15 goals in all competitions - a tumultuous campaign which saw Barca dethroned by bitter rivals Real Madrid and humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. "You have to criticise yourself when you lose a football match in that way", he reflected. "Some changes have already happened, but it is important not to carry out all the changes at once".