Pique: Guardiola had an effect on us all, he changed the history of Barca

pique-press conferenceAfter the final train­ing ses­sion that pre­pares the Blau­granas to match up with Man City, Ger­ard Pique appeared in front of the press to speak ahead of the Cham­pi­ons League game that will kick off 8:45 pm on Wednes­day (tomor­row).

On the game ahead

It’s a big game for both sides, that’s why wee need to give in our best in the match. We played against a dif­fer­ent City last sea­son. Now Pep is the boss, he’s changed the way they see foot­ball as well as play­ing it. Our style of play is sim­i­lar to theirs, we will need to hold the ball longer and use our strength to play. I know they will press.

On his rela­tion­ship with Guardi­o­la

For those of us who played under him with his four years in Bar­ca as a coach, he has an effect on us, he changed the his­to­ry of Bar­ca. He made us see foot­ball dif­fer­ent­ly. He gave me a chance even when I came from Man­ches­ter Unit­ed.

On Pep want­i­ng to sign Mes­si and Ney­mar

Guardi­o­la have always being impor­tant to the club (Bar­ca), but he has things he needs to achieve on the oth­er end. Man City is a club that has the finan­cial abil­i­ty to sign any play­er in the world, I won’t be aston­ished if they want­ed to sign our two major stars. Don’t know how true it is.

On Ney­mar who recent­ly renewed his con­tract

I hope Ney stays here for a long time, he’s a young play­er that has great poten­tial. Let’s hope we enjoy him for many more years to come. Although a player’s career can take an unex­pect­ed dif­fer­ent road, he still has a long career ahead of him so let’s enjoy him while we can.

On Mes­si who he praised as world best

No doubt, Leo is the world best play­er who has alot to offer to us. Even if he’s only 10 per­cent good, his pres­ence on the pitch alone goes a long way for us and for the oth­er team (Argen­tine nation­al team). Argenti­na doesn’t win most of their game when he’s not there, although it’s hard­ly pos­si­ble to win with just a play­er but he cer­tain­ly make the dif­fer­ence. We should just give him our sup­port.



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