Piqué: 'Araujo is a great centre-back, he has it all'
The Barça central defender, in a talk with Ibai Llanos, spoke about various subjects and current affairs with regards to FC Barcelona
Gerard Piqué, who is still recovering from his injury, spoke on Thursday night with Ibai Llanos, reviewing various current Barça issues. The Catalan centre-back suffered a right knee injury last November but is on the road to recovery.
Below, we review some of his statements:
Recovering from injury
"I'm better than I expected. I need to be running for many hours yet as well as getting back to using the ball. I made the decision to take a conservative method to recovery, and it looks like it's working really well."
"Araujo is a great centre-back, and will be for 10 or 15 years. He has everything. He is very young and has a very good head. Also, he is physically strong, fast and powerful, and has good ball control. La Masia is working very well and during his time in Segunda B with the youth team he matured, and now with the first team he has taken the opportunity. We need to help him to be the best player possible."
"Events happened in the summer that ended in the best possible way because Leo stayed at Barça. I see him very happy right now and having him by my side is a guarantee of success."
"There are elections now, and I hope the members vote with Covid's limitations. All three candidates are competent. We need to look to the future."
"I will retire at Barça. I've always said that. I play football because I'm representing Barça. I don't see myself on another team. I wouldn't have the motivation, it would be a drama."