Gerard Piqué: 'We're enjoying it and so are the fans'
FC Barcelona centre backs say, "I'm very proud to reach 600 appearances and I hope to stay here much longer"
Against Osasuna on Sunday, Gerard Piqué became only the fifth player to make 600 appearances for FC Barcelona again, joining an elite club alongside the foursome of Leo Messi, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Busquets. He spoke about this and other matters in an interview with Barça TV:
"More than the number of games, it’s my career, having had such fun. I am very proud to wear this shirt and I hope to continue doing so for some time.”
"They’re so many games, training sessions, trips away… so many anecdotes. It would be wrong to pick just one. I like living for the moment, day to day and I hope there will be many more of these as they’re so unforgettable and very special.”
"I was very lucky to be part of a unique generation of footballers, and to be part of what we’ve done together and the trophies we’ve won for this club. Because of that we’ve had long careers. I don’t know how many games I’ll end up playing, but being up there with people like Messi , Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets... It shows how well we have all done as a team, as a generation, and I hope to get to play a lot more games.”
"I’m very optimistic. After the months we went through and last season, to pick things up and be in such positive form is the best possible news. The people coming to the stadium are enjoying it and that’s primordial, and we’re also enjoying it on the pitch. The results will come, in fact they already are, and we hope things stay like this through to the end of the season.”