Gerard Pique was happy to share his thoughts on Barcelona following Sunday’s 3-0 win over Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Barca have claimed an impressive victory on a difficult day for the club following the departure of Lionel Messi earlier today in a touching press conference.
Pique admitted Messi’s exit left the team ‘a little broken’ but knows the club must now move forward without the GOAT.
“The team was honestly a little broken because of Messi leaving, we are going to lose some magic in attack, but we have to move forward, the fans expect a lot from us,” he said.
“We are losing the best player of all time. It hurt us and it hurt him too. I do not know the whole story, both parties said it was a question of numbers… The management of the last few years has not helped, but history shows that we will recover.
“People really want to come to the stadium and we have to encourage the fans. We have to start winning and give them nice things. We need the fans with us. We are Barca and, despite losing Messi, we will have options. “
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Goals from Memphis, Martin Braithwaite and Riqui Puig made it a fine win for the hosts who now have to prepare for a La Liga opener of the season against Real Sociedad in a week’s time.