The Barcelona coach, Xavi, would have clashed Gérard Piqué in front of the rest of the group.
The towel burns between Xavi and Gérard Piqué. Although they have long been teammates, the two men do not have very good relations this season. The change in status of the Spanish rear has become a real source of tension.
What did Xavi say to Pique?
According to Sport daily, during Barca’s Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, Xavi silenced Pique in the dressing room.
According to witnesses, Pique complained about his situation saying: ‘I don’t even play pétanque’, referring to the few minutes he has played since the start of the season. This was overheard by the coach who replied in stride: “And you won’t have that at all”. Pique chose not to hit back at his former team-mate, and the rest of the squad fell silent. Hello atmosphere.
Pique must accept “another role”
Xavi had warned Pique already in the offseason that he had to accept a more thankless role this season. This means that his playing time will be reduced considerably compared to past campaigns, when he was part of the team’s executives. And this is true in fact. Shakira’s former companion has only participated in two Blaugrana matches, only one of which as a starter.
With the arrivals of Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé, Pique is no longer among the first choices for his position. Xavi has been honest with him and he expects him to be beyond reproach in his behavior. “I already spoke with him before the break. He is a footballer who can help with another role,” he told Spanish reporters this week.
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