Piqué’s most controversial phrases

Against all odds and by surprise through a video on their social networks, Gerard Piqué has announced his retirement from professional football. “This Saturday will be my last game at the Camp Nou”. Thus, the next league match at the Camp Nou between Barcelona and Almería will be the Catalan defender’s last dance at the Blaugrana fiefdom. The ‘3’ in addition to being one of the best center-backs on the planet too He has been characterized by being a sincere and outspoken footballer. In AS, we review some of Piqué’s most controversial phrases throughout his career.

In March 2013, the Referees Committee denounced Piqué after a Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. “We know that when we come to the Bernabéu we have to be infinitely better than Madrid, because if the game is even, the referee comes in”.

In June 2015 and with a packed Camp Nou celebrating Barcelona’s treble, Piqué remembered Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthday party in which the Colombian singer performed. “We have done it again, we are the best team in the world. Thanks to everyone and to Kevin Roldan, it all started with you”.

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In November 2015, Piqué responded to the president of Getafe, Ángel Torres, who accused the Barcelona footballers of causing damage to the changing rooms in celebration of Halloween. “We all know that Torres is a Real Madrid fan and wants to be president of Real Madrid one day, but leaking images of the dressing room to newspapers in the capital, which we don’t leave like that, is disrespectful.”

In December 2015, Piqué answered the Real Madrid footballer, Álvaro Arbeloa, after his latest statements. “Arbeloa is not a friend of mine, he is an acquaintance, an acquaintance.”

In October 2016 in an interview with TV3 about Catalonia. “I positioned myself for the right to decide, and I continue to think so firmly. In a democratic country, Spain, the right to decide is the most democratic there is”.

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In March 2017 about whether he could work for Real Madrid: “What I don’t like about Real Madrid are their values. I don’t like to see the people who pull the strings in this country in the box at the Bernabéu. Curiously, the person who blamed Messi and Neymar was at Florentino’s side.”

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In October 2018 after a draw at Mestalla against Valencia: “There are a lot of people waiting for me and they want me and whenever we concede a goal, it’s Piqué’s fault. In Madrid and in Barcelona. Since I am critical of the media, they wait for me. Let them take advantage of the TV, let them come out of the cave and let the sun touch them because this is going to change.

In February 2019, after Real Madrid’s criticism of the referee’s decisions in the Copa del Rey basketball final and after an Atlético de Madrid-Real Madrid game in which the colchoneros were harmed by the referee. “Everything is noise to mask the usual, that Barça was champion. It happens in basketball, in soccer… Then they go to the Wanda Metropolitano, what happens happens and they shut up for a while. Luckily it doesn’t have more sections, like handball or hockey, because if not, they would also complain. It is the strategy they use, you have to get used to it”.

In April 2022, Piqué came out after some leaked audios where he was involved in the issue of the Spanish Super Cup commissions. “I am simply helping the president to have a formula that makes sense. It has nothing to do with business matters with sports. we collect the commission directly from the government of Saudi Arabia. I do not have any commercial agreement with the Federation”.

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