In the current moment of crisis, it is not the coach or the President of FC Barcelona who are showing their faces, but rather its captain, Gerard Piqué. The central defender has never been characterized by restraining himself when expressing what he thinks, and at this moment he is telling the truths that any culé fan thinks.
Yesterday, after the draw against Cádiz, the captain agreed to spend more time than stipulated in front of the microphones of Movistar, a chain that broadcasts La Liga matches. The Catalan central wanted to explain his controversial phrase last Monday, when he said “it is what there is”. Piqué commented that he was referring to the fact that the team had 4 sensitive casualties, which weighed them down for that game.
Piqué added that he was fully confident that the team would compete for the titles at the end of the season, in a clearly optimistic and hopeful message. Unlike Koeman and Laporta who in recent days have found themselves in cross confrontations and with a more pessimistic tone, Piqué has chosen to fight and defend the shirt until the end. Piqué is the voice that Barça fans needed to hear, which out of pride cannot afford this passivity.
The Barça captain wanted to end his speech with a clear phrase, “we can all complain, or we can row together.” Piqué wanted to send a message to the fans since it is not the time to be faced, if not to support the team. The Catalan center-back fears that the tension will spread even more and the team could suffer an even greater debacle than it would be not to win any title this season. The Catalan team has lost Messi and has long been in a game situation very far from what is required in Barcelona, but little by little they must return to the path of triumphs.