Barcelona: Pique: It’s not the same when the best in history leaves



Gerard Pique has admitted that Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit means the Camp Nou side won’t be the same given the level of talent the Argentine has.

The veteran defender believes that his absence will impact the squad and admitted that many of the players have been affected by him leaving.

“You aren’t the same side in terms of talent and magic when the best player ever leaves,” Pique said after the 3-0 win over Juventus in the Gamper Trophy.

“You lose an important attacking player, who gives you a lot of goals and assists, but you have to stay competitive.”

“It isn’t one of the best days.You know that one day it has to happen, but it’s affected the team. Particularly those of us who have been sharing a dressing room with him for years.

“People are keen to watch football from the stands again. We really want to do well.”