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Piqué speaking into a microphone

Piqué at Wednesday's press conference. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Gerard Piqué gave a press conference today at the Ciutat Esportiva in which he discussed the team’s mood after losing in Amsterdam and Bilbao. Here, we pick ten of his most revealing comments.

  1. “We’re not so bad, we felt very good after the game at San Mamés, it was very different to how we felt in Amsterdam”
  2. “We have two options, we either let ourselves drop lower or we press on forward
  3. We’re playing better and better. We have to gain in confidence, and fight back quicker when we let in goals”
  4. We accept constructive criticism, it’s lack of respect that we don’t like”
  5. I understand what Tello and Montoya have said, but this is Barça and we all have to fight for places. The doors are always open for unhappy people to leave”
  6. "I have the utmost confidence and the utmost faith in this team”
  7. Stop comparing us to the past. We’ll try to win every title, but I am sure we’ll lose out in any comparisons, just as Tito said in his day”
  8. I think Puyol is the best centre back of the last decade. I have every confidence in him and playing alongside him is like life insurance”
  9. The negotiations of an extension to my contract are only just starting. We have only had one meeting so far”
  10. “Next up we have a cup tie. It’ll be a nice chance to play well, try to win and gain morale

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