Gerard Piqué announces his retirement

In an emotional monologue posted on his social media, Barcelona centre-back Gerard Piqué has announced that he will play his final game at the Camp Nou this Saturday against Almería.

“I’ve always said there will not be another team after Barça; and that’s how it will remain”, said Piqué in the video, signalling that retirement is imminent.

Piqué stressed on his love for Barça in the video, saying that his dream had always been to be a player for the club, beyond becoming just a footballer.

“I will become one more culé. I will cheer the team on and pass on my love for Barça to my children, just as my family did with me”, said an emotional Piqué.

The Spaniard left a hint that his story at the club isn’t over just yet, stating that he will be back at the Camp Nou sooner or later.

Having re-joined the club in 2008, Piqué has amassed 615 games across all competitions for the Blaugrana, ranking fifth in the all-time list for most appearances. En route he has become one of the club’s most decorated players, winning La Liga eight times, the Copa del Rey seven times and the UEFA Champions League on three occasions.

GSFN | Roddur Mookherjee

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