• Did Mourinho and Pique make peace at the ATP World Tour finals?

    Did Mourinho and Pique make peace at the ATP World Tour finals?

    It may have come as a surprise to many, but former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho ended up sharing a box with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique at the ATP Tour Finals.

    This is especially odd given that the Manchester United manager, who was taking a break from his struggles at Old Trafford at the London event, was on the receiving end of some pretty harsh words from the Spaniard in 2011.

    The centre-back, who has been out injured since October with an […]

  • Messi should’ve won Ballon d’Or every year since 2009 – Pique

    Messi should’ve won Ballon d’Or every year since 2009 – Pique

    The Argentine led the way again for his side on Sunday against Sevilla, drawing praise from his injured team-mate.

    Gerard Pique lauded Lionel Messi following his latest masterclass, saying the Barcelona star should have won the Ballon d’Or every year since 2009.

    Messi led the way for Barca again on Sunday, scoring a goal and setting up another in the 2-1 La Liga win at Sevilla.

    The five-time Ballon d’Or winner cancelled out Vitolo’s opener prior to the interval before he assisted Luis […]

  • My decision to retire from Spain in 2018 is final – Pique

    My decision to retire from Spain in 2018 is final – Pique

    Gerard Pique says his decision to retire from the Spanish national team after the next World Cup is final — and admits that he was close to giving up football altogether in 2014.

    The Barcelona defender announced his retirement earlier this month after Spain’s recent win over Albania, when stories surfaced claiming he’d cut the Spanish colours off the sleeves of his shirt.

    However, those stories were proven to be misleading, although the damage was done, with Pique confirming that he would […]

  • Gerard Pique: This is what I miss about Manchester United

    Gerard Pique: This is what I miss about Manchester United

    Pique spent four years with United before returning to Barca in 2008.

    The defender has gone on to win La Liga six times, the Champions League three times and the World Cup with Spain since leaving Old Trafford.

    But he admits the one thing he misses about United is the dressing-room humour.

    “I’m a big fan of British humour, it was what I loved about Manchester,” he told Spanish TV station TV3.

    “They don’t get offended when you play tricks on them. They try […]

  • Pique: Van Gaal pushed me and threw me to the floor… he destroyed me!

    Pique: Van Gaal pushed me and threw me to the floor… he destroyed me!

    The defender has opened up about how he struggled to cope under the Dutchman’s stewardship, revealing he was told he was not “strong enough” to play for Barcelona.

    Gerard Pique has revealed Louis van Gaal once told him he was not “strong enough” to play for Barcelona.

    Pique was emerging through the Blaugrana’s youth ranks when he claims that then-first-team boss Van Gaal pushed him to the floor and insisted he would not make the grade at the club.

    Speaking to TV3 , […]

  • Pique reveals how he wooed Shakira

    Pique reveals how he wooed Shakira

    The Barcelona centre-back was impressed by the singer’s detailed forecasts from South Africa back in 2010, and resolved to make the World Cup final just to see her again!

    Pique has been together with the Colombian singer for six years, and the couple have two sons together.

    But he recalled that when they first met, he used the most inane smalltalk to strike up conversation with the pop sensation – and was not prepared for the answer.

    “I met Shakira in Madrid, when […]

  • Why Gerard Pique decided to mark 2018 as his time to retire from Spain

    Why Gerard Pique decided to mark 2018 as his time to retire from Spain

    The offices that house Gerard Pique’s Kerad Games, employing some thirty or so bright young men and women to keep his Golden Manager online football game successfully expanding, are plush and located within a long goal kick of the FC Barcelona training ground. In the modern vogue, they are a mix of open-plan and glass-walled executive offices but there are touches of flair: a carpet made out of the latest 4G artificial turf, table tennis, a “substitutes’ bench” along one […]

  • Xavi blasts ’embarrassing’ Gerard Pique criticism

    Xavi blasts ’embarrassing’ Gerard Pique criticism

    Xavi has backed Gerard Pique’s decision to quit Spain duty after the 2018 World Cup, labelling criticism aimed at the defender as “embarrassing”.

    The centre-back announced that the World Cup in Russia will be his last major international tournament in the aftermath of Spain’s 2-0 qualifying win over Albania.

    Pique was accused by some of cutting the regulation short-sleeved jersey in order to remove the trim on the shirts that bears the design of the Spanish flag, although the 29-year-old produced proof […]

  • Pique announces date for Spain retirement, claiming ‘others don’t want me here’

    Pique announces date for Spain retirement, claiming ‘others don’t want me here’

    Barcelona star Gerard Pique has announced that he is going to retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup.

    The 29-year-old has explained that he is set to give up representing Spain due to constant criticism from various fans and media – despite being a part of the most successful Spain team ever.

    Barcelona star tells team-mates in the dressing room: ‘I want to leave’

    Speaking after their 2-0 win over Albania, the defender – who had been accused of cutting off […]

  • Pique says he won’t hold it against Fabregas if he joins Real Madrid

    Pique says he won’t hold it against Fabregas if he joins Real Madrid

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists he wouldn’t hold it against long-time friend Cesc Fabregas if he made the transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid.

    The Spain international has recently been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge, having failed to work his way into Antonio Conte’s starting XI for the first two Premier League games of the season.

    Fabregas only joined Chelsea from Barcelona two years ago, but suffered a significant dip in form for the Blues last season, leading to speculation […]

  • Gerard Pique mocks Arsene Wenger

    Gerard Pique mocks Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal fan Piers Morgan got more than he bargained for when he asked Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to join his club.

    Broadcaster Morgan has been a regular critic of manager Arsene Wenger during Arsenal’s often strained bid to keep pace with the Premier League’s title hopefuls. Despite consistently qualifying for the Champions League, title charges either fade away or fail to materialise and fans such as Morgan are dismayed by one point from six at the start of this season.

    Joining in […]