Xavi: “Piqué is an example of a captain.”

Last night Barcelona defeated Villarreal at the Nou Camp 3-0 thanks to a brace from Robert Lewandowski and a goal from Ansu Fati.

Gerard Piqué, who replaced Jules Koundé, was booed by supporters when he came on from the bench. In an interview following the game that appeared on Mundo Deportivo, Xavi highlighted the important role played by the 35-year-old at the club:

“The only thing I can say about Piqué is that in the dressing room he is an example in capital letters. Not a bad face. He gives his all for the team, whether he plays 10 or 90 minutes. He is an example of a captain and people need to know that. We have an extraordinary atmosphere.”

The Barcelona coach doesn’t understand the supporters’ negative attitude towards Piqué:

“I do not know why they boo him. I care about his behaviour in the dressing room. He’s an example and he’s training like the best. If you work for the team, the team will improve. Today I am happy to be their coach.”


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