Gerard Pique

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He's been in the Spanish national team for 15 years and shown his commitment, but people are free to whistle and think whatever they want. He took it naturally. We've succeeded and now we have another objective. It's difficult to mix politics with football and what Spain's experiencing is a shame.feedback
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Oct 07 2017
We found 88 articles in which Gerard Pique said something. The most recent Gerard Pique’s quote is: “In the Franco era, we couldn't defend our ideas. It has been a tough day. There were families, children and grandparents, and the police and Guardia Civil have intervened. The people protested without violence. I thought they would try to stop the vote in a peaceful way. Everyone has seen what happened. They've made things worse. This is among the worst decisions in the last 50 years. They've separated Catalonia from Spain even more and there will be consequences.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Gerard Pique 178 times. On this page, you will find all of Gerard Pique’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Oct 04 2017

No matter what I answer I will lose half of the people. My sons are Catalans, Spanish, Colombians and Lebanese. Countries are irrelevant.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

Spain has a history that goes back I-don't-know-how-many years, and there is a part that wants to go. That's way more important than what I think.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

There are lots of people who want me to stay. If you talk, you can reach an understanding. I am sure that if I sat down with them all, it would be different. There are people in Spain whose positions are very diverse and if you talk, you can find a solution. I'd like people to listen and think: 'what he says is reasonable'. And the Sergio Ramos thing is a myth. I've said it 15,000 times: we get on fantastically well. In fact we're going to go into business together.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

No. And I would take it even further than that – and this is not the case with me – I would say that even a supporter of independence could play for Spain. There is no other national team and they're not against Spain. Spain is a country that's the hostia [the business] and the people are de puta madre [bloody brilliant], so why not play for Spain? I repeat: it's not the case with me. But why not? We reduce it to sentiment, but we're here to help Spain win.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

That's the $1m question. I can't give an answer on that. I can't back one side or the other: I would lose half of my supporters.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Brexit

I imagine it would be a process of three or four years, like Brexit. I'll be 33, so I haven't really thought about it.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

Politics is a drag, but why shouldn't I express myself? I understand those players who don't want to say anything. We're footballers but we're people too. Why can a journalist or a mechanic express themselves but not a footballer?feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

I don't want to leave out the back door. From the age of 15 I have considered this a family: that's one of the reasons I'm here. My commitment to the national team is maximum. I feel very proud to be here. I have thought about [leaving] and I think the best thing is to stay. Going would mean that those people have won, those who think the best solution is to whistle and insult. I'm not going to give them that satisfaction.feedback

Oct 04 2017 - Catalonia

Spain and Catalonia are like a father and his 18-year-old son who wants to leave home. Catalonia feels like it is treated in a way that's not ideal. Spain – and I mean the government here, not the country – is like the dad and has two options: sit down and talk about it or the son leaves. It's all radicalised now [but] I'm sure that if we talk we can reach an understanding. This is a political problem that's very serious and there needs to be dialogue or it's going to get worse. With dialogue you can achieve anything.feedback

Oct 03 2017

But I'll also say that if the coach or another executive in the Federation thinks I'm a problem or a disturbance in the national team, I have no qualms about stepping aside and leaving the team before 2018.feedback

Oct 03 2017

No matter how much they incite you, let them sing louder.feedback

Oct 03 2017

I am and feel Catalan. And I do more than ever now.feedback

Oct 03 2017

I really think I can still go with the national team because I'm convinced that there are thousands of people who are in total disagreement with what's happened.feedback

Oct 03 2017

The most important thing is not the sports performance of today's youth, but rather the added value of letting them get to know the club and what it is they represent. It's a very tough day. The images of the Civil Guard and the National Police speak for themselves. Us Catalans aren't the bad guys, we just want to vote. When you vote, you can vote 'yes', no' or not at all, but you can still vote.feedback

Oct 03 2017

Being called up to the national team is about going with them, playing the best you possibly can and trying to win. That's how I understand it.feedback

Oct 03 2017

Under Franco's regime, you couldn't vote and it's a right that we have to defend.feedback

Oct 03 2017

So, let them keep doing what they're doing. Until today, until forever, so be it.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

I think I can continue. But if the board really thinks I'm a problem, I will take a step back and leave the national team before 2018.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

I am and I feel Catalan, today more than ever. I am proud of the behaviour of the people of Catalonia. Voting is a right that must be defended.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

I think I can stay with the national team because I think there are a lot of people in Spain that are completely against what has happened in Catalonia. I can also say that if a coach or any official of the Spanish Federation thinks I am disruptive. I don't have a problem to step down and leave Spain's national team before 2018.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

Today was my worst experience as a professional. It was a tough day. I am and I feel Catalan, and I've never felt prouder of the people of Catalonia.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

I understand that some didn't want to play. There were arguments for and against.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

I truly believe there are loads of people in Spain who are totally against this and believe in democracy. There has been no act of aggression [from Catalonia] and the national police and the civil guard had to come and act the way they have.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Catalonia

The images speak for themselves. You can vote yes, no, or blank, but you vote. For a long time people couldn't vote and now it's something we have to defend. We discussed it. After everything that happened today in Catalonia and the pictures, which speak for themselves, the violence that everyone has seen, it was very hard to play without our fans.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Catalonia

The board tried to postpone the game through every means possible and came down to the dressing room to take a decision with us. Today has been a very tough day, probably the hardest since I've been a professional. My opinion counts for little and in the end we all agreed to play.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Catalonia

The government's policies are some of the worst we have seen for 40 or 50 years. All they have done is separate Catalonia and Spain ever more. I'm sure there will be consequences.feedback

Oct 01 2017

I have already voted. Together we are unstoppable in defending democracy.feedback

Oct 01 2017

The club have decided and that's it. My opinion is not so important. I expressed mine, like the board members expressed theirs. In the end it was decided to play the game. We are a club and we are all in it together. But I understand perfectly those who criticise us for having played.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - Catalonia

After what has transpired it has been my worst experience as a professional. It has been a tough day. There were families, children and grandparents, and the police and Guardia Civil have intervened. The people protested without violence. I thought they would try to stop the vote in a peaceful way. Everyone has seen what happened. They've made things worse. This is among the worst decisions in the last 50 years. They've separated Catalonia from Spain even more and there will be consequences.feedback

Oct 01 2017

The board tried to postpone the game at all costs. We debated it between the players and the club and chose to play. It was difficult without the supporters. There were many arguments in favour and against but we were playing for the points and the league and Las Palmas wanted to play. I also say that, if the coach or anyone from the Federation thinks I'm a problem or a nuisance, then I will step aside and leave the national team before 2018.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Let's express ourselves peacefully. Let's not give them any excuse. That's what they want. Let's sing loud and strong. We will vote.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - World Cup

I am very happy to return and see if we can win the first game which would qualify us, which is what is important, and be once again in the World Cup finals. I have always said that to play for the national team is a pride and a great motivation. The fact that the coach has called me up again shows that I am doing things well.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I think players still want to join Barcelona, and they are showing that as is the case with Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. The problem is, we sold Ney and the clubs know we have the money from that, and the market is the way it is.feedback

Aug 25 2017

One by putting in a transfer request and the other with his actions at Dortmund. It suggests that they are both delighted about the idea of coming; they want to come.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think it's because the players don't want to come, they are keen to come to Barca, but right now to sign whatever player the club wants, it seems to cost more.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I'm not at all worried that he hasn't signed. I know him, I know how he is and I know that he loves Barca more than anybody.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We're not angry with the board. The fact that the photos with Neymar came out on the day the club announced they were going to court with him was a coincidence.feedback

Aug 24 2017

The Supercopa wasn't as expected, but starting La Liga with a win is always positive. I don't think we're inferior [to Madrid] on a player-to-player level.feedback

Aug 20 2017

In the nine years I have been at the club, this is the first time I have felt that Madrid are superior.feedback

Aug 18 2017

It seems like the team and club are going in different directions: we have to pull in the same direction. There's no split, there's no split, no. In the nine years that I have been here, it is the first time that I feel inferior to Madrid.feedback

Aug 17 2017

We're not in our best moment, not on the level of the team or the level of the club. It's the first time we've felt Madrid are superior.feedback

Aug 17 2017 - Champions League

We're not having our best time as a team or a club. We should be as close to each other as possible and paddle forward. We must live with this defeat and accept that Madrid are better than us. The season's very long and there's room for improvement.feedback

Aug 17 2017

We're not having our best time as a team or a club.feedback

Aug 17 2017

Still, in the nine years I've been here, it's the first time I feel inferior to Madrid.feedback

Aug 04 2017

What I want to say to the Barcelona fans is thank you for your friendship.feedback

Aug 04 2017

I think that I have written my chapter at Barcelona, I won some trophies.... Of course you can't make everybody happy.feedback

Aug 02 2017

We're close friends and I want him to stay but I know the situation that the finds himself in.feedback

Aug 02 2017

He doesn't know what to do. We'll try to help him make the right decision.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Champions League

He could go to any club in the world. What does he want? More money or more titles? I could understand that he wants to go to be a leader, but not for a sporting project. With all due respect, he is betting everything on one hand [the Champions League].feedback

Jul 28 2017

I'm not cut out to be a coach. I want to be president of Barcelona - that's my dream.feedback

Jul 27 2017

In order to eliminate injustices and to ensure there would be less controversy, I would introduce technology that would make refereeing better.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I don't think I am made to be a coach. I want to be president of Barcelona, that is my dream. When I retire I'd like to do whatever is within my power for the club I love.feedback

Jul 27 2017

I am very unhappy with the way some matches were refereed [last season], but I forgot about it some time ago. The new season is close to starting and I have to completely change my mentality and not think about certain negative things.feedback

Jul 25 2017

It is my personal opinion from conversations I've had with him. It's my gut feeling [that he will stay].feedback

Jul 25 2017

There is no better place than Barca. He is a unique player, Barcelona have to fight as much as possible to make him stay.feedback

Jul 25 2017

It is understandable that he can rethink things, he is 25 years old, he is a unique talent.feedback

Jul 25 2017

Neymar will tell you his future. He knows what he has to do.feedback

Jul 13 2017

The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is very big. Ramos defends Real Madrid as I do with Barcelona. When we face we try to defend our colours and when we go with the Spanish national team we fight together.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Champions League and the League. So he is a favourite. Lionel Messi is still considered the best player in history, though, and then there are other options.feedback

Jul 12 2017

And improve the hair style!feedback

Jul 12 2017

He's the right person to move forward. He has consolidated his career with a lot of time in La Liga and he was a player for Barcelona. I think he has all the requirements to make a great year.feedback

Jun 07 2017

People don't whistle me anymore since the Euros and you, with your people and polls, make them whistle again.feedback

Jun 06 2017

What we did made Real Madrid go on a victory parade just for winning the Copa del Rey. The day you see us going on a victory parade for winning the Copa will be the day when you can say that Madrid have entered a dominant cycle.feedback

May 27 2017

Ernesto has done a great job at Athletic the last few years. He played here for Barcelona as a player and I think he could be a good option, as could others.feedback

May 26 2017

With VAR, the refereeing errors will be reduced and therefore we'll all be on equal terms. It will take a lot of the responsibility from the referees on vital decisions, like penalties and goals, and they will make far fewer mistakes.feedback

May 26 2017

It's still clear that we should implement VAR, which would have been decisive, but there were games where we did not reach our best level. There's no point throwing criticism around. To win the league, you have to be infinitely better.feedback

May 26 2017

I'm not looking for excuses but sometimes it feels as though you are penalised by more than just the score.feedback

May 25 2017

I can't decide myself on anyone and I don't know who will be the next manager. It's not my job and I haven't put a lot of thought into it.feedback

May 24 2017

The more help they have, the better it will be for them. It's not a failure but it's not the season we wanted or dreamed of. And I don't assess my season in terms of Madrid's. I think you can aspire to more than the Copa when it comes to Barca. Of course, we have a massive game on Saturday. One more title is something positive but it could have been better.feedback

May 24 2017

They should establish the necessary measures to bring it in. La Liga hasn't been up to standard. I said that in a match and they fined me, but they told me why and they continued at the same level.feedback

May 24 2017

No, I'm not offended at all. No one from Madrid has to apologise to me. I have already spoken to Dani and it is all fine.feedback

May 24 2017

It is totally normal, they were happy at winning the league and that is that – they had to celebrate.feedback

May 23 2017

Juventus have been doing well for a number of years now and they have great players like Buffon, who really want to win this trophy for the first time and Dani Alves, our old team-mate and it'd be nice to see him win it.feedback

May 23 2017 - Champions League

Messi this year will win the Golden Shoe as top scorer and deserves the Ballon d'Or again. But if you must look at the trophies then Buffon has won the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and can win the Champions League. He deserves it for his career and also for this season and it would be good for another goalkeeper to win it after [Lev] Yashin. It'll be a game between two great teams.feedback

May 20 2017

1. A paparazzi [sic] takes a photo of you talking with the Mossos d'Esquadra [Catalan police force]. 2. The paparazzi makes it up that I was doing 190km/h and that I got six points on my licence in order to sell photos for 1,500 euros. All false. 3. An English site buys the photos without taking into account the truth of the story. 4. The majority of the sites of this country publish the news without corroborating the information. All in order to get more clicks. 5. The damage has already been done and nobody does anything to change this dynamic.feedback

May 20 2017

6. My objective in the coming months is to create a means of communication that is different, true, authentic and for the players. I'm fed up.feedback

May 06 2017

He's magic, it's magical. [But] it seems the magic is somehow penalised and that it's better to criticise rather than to enjoy the spectacle. Players like Neymar are great for football. Scoring in the last minute of the first half affected everything psychologically. Villarreal conceded four goals and we could have scored even more, but we must be happy. All of our remaining games are difficult. If you do not press well against Las Palmas they can punish you. But, in terms of status, Villarreal was the most difficult.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It's never easy because they always want to spoil our season, but the final score proves we are superior.feedback

Apr 30 2017

This stadium, together with Real Madrid's, is where I have the most fun. The majority of Espanyol supporters are polite, but there are always rowdy minorities. I just have to remain focused on the match. We played a superb match, we controlled the situation until the 1-0. Usually, we obtain positive results here and we managed to do it again.feedback

Apr 23 2017

He went into the tackle with both feet forward when Messi got away. It was all very clear, he goes in there with his studs up and does not get the ball. There is no discussion about it. What happened is that the people here are used to that referees allow a lot of things and then when that does not happen.feedback

Apr 23 2017

I saw Ramos pointing at me after the red card, but he will regret what happened when he sees the incident again. It was a very clear red card.feedback

Apr 22 2017

We have to tell him to wear white more often, it fits him very well.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Thank you fans. I have never seen Camp Nou react well to a defeat. Pride and emotion.feedback

Apr 20 2017

They are a great team and over two legs they were better than us - they deserved to reach the semi-finals. I wish them the best going forward because I think they can win the tournament this season. We created several chances but we had such a difficult task. As time wore on, it became increasingly unlikely we would achieve our objective of overturning the result. They are Italians, they know how to defend well and they are specialists in that area. They came to play their style of football and did it very well.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Even though we are not in our best moment, I think we can go their and win the match.feedback

Apr 16 2017

It is going to be a big week.feedback

Apr 16 2017

I feel good and I am ready for playing against Juventus. The team played in Turin without any confidence, and that made us soft. But if we play with confidence you will see another team. We are in a difficult situation, but these things happen in a season. We will have nothing to lose. We only had a few chances [in the first leg], but I am sure Camp Nou will be hard for Juventus. We did it once already. The Juventus game and El Clasico are closely linked. If on Wednesday we make a comeback it would give us confidence, if we won't it will be much harder going to Madrid.feedback

Apr 15 2017

It wrangles me to see the individual who is involved with the indictment of Messi and Neymar sitting in the VIP section of the Santaigo Bernabeu stadium.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Manchester United

I don't like the values Real Madrid transmit, although there are players there I really appreciate and am friends with. What I don't like about Real Madrid is how those in the box seats pull the strings. The person who accused Messi and Neymar and who has a different treatment for Cristiano is in those box seats.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I am not the person to discuss a decision of FIFA, but it seems an outrage to me that they have given Messi four matches.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Champions League

We are discussing an historic comeback of 6-1 and you focus on the referees. And when Real Madrid win a Champions League with an offside Sergio Ramos goal, nothing happens.feedback

Mar 28 2017

The thing I don't like about Madrid is its directors' boxes, the things that happen there: accusations for Messi, Neymar and nothing for Ronaldo. We all know what goes on in the Madrid box, it's always been like that. I consider all of Madrid's players friends, but as a club, what do you want me to say. Is it the judge who accuses, not Madrid? Well, we know who it is, and how it all works. That's how I feel. I'm not going to argue about this. With this lovely mixed zone you're going to get the headline from me.feedback

Mar 27 2017

I am in the middle of my career. I have many years left at a good level. Each season I reset myself to start from scratch, not settling for what I've already won. As long as I continue to want to win, both in the national team and in the club, I will continue playing. I hope it's the longest possible time – I see it [retirement] far in the future.feedback

Mar 20 2017

There are many games to go and the difference between the leaders is very small.feedback

Mar 20 2017

I see La Liga as very possible.feedback

Mar 20 2017

We are looking at the best player in history. We have become used to this and we think it's normal, but we know that when he stops playing these things will be difficult to repeat.feedback

Mar 17 2017

I hope our comeback against PSG will be the start of our journey to try to win the title.feedback

Mar 17 2017

He's spent many years at the club, not just with Luis Enrique but also with Pep and I'm sure he would be a good candidate.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Champions League

I didn't get angry with Sergio Ramos' words. I enjoyed it [the win] like a kid, it was like a dream come true. The feelings are even stronger than winning the Champions League trophy. Now, the best thing is to win it but that night against PSG was historic as Ramos said. The most important thing is try to win. That comeback will be in the history books but without any substance if we don't win the tournament in the end. I hope we will see a good tie against any team. The truth is the level is high because we are talking about seven very high-level teams.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Depor were really good, but everyone connected to Barcelona would have signed up to come back against PSG and lose to Deportivo. That is sport. We are not machines and after Wednesday's effort it made it difficult to compete. But Depor also played in midweek, so it is not an excuse. The calendar is tough for everyone and every game demands a huge effort. Logically this defeat is a step back in our aspirations to win La Liga but it is clear that we can still turn things around. There are a lot of games to go and we have seen that everyone is dropping points.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Neymar gives us a lot, but we have enough to be able to win here. But we didn't win and we have to congratulate Deportivo – they deserved it. We dominated at the beginning and had control. Their goal took its toll on us. The equaliser was a morale boost, but their second goal was too much.feedback

Mar 09 2017

It's an historic feat which has never happened before. The [comeback against] Gothenburg wasn't this big, nor the Iniesta [goal against Chelsea] or Bakero's in Kaiserslautern. This is the greatest. There is no comparison. One day we will abdicate the thrown, but we're still there. Those that didn't want us to get through won't have a good day, but the sun will be back up. At 3-1 it was complicated, but then came the miracle. In the 87th minute, the fans could have left. But, no. They stuck with the team and it was worth the effort.feedback

Mar 09 2017

I don't want to put pressure on by talking about wanting to win a treble now. We're the only team in this country that has ever been able to do this.feedback

Mar 09 2017

There are a lot of people who've tried to bury us – coaches like Sacchi and Domenech.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Champions League

I have lived the goal of (Andres) Iniesta (in the last minute of the Champions League semi-final) at Stamford Bridge (against Chelsea in 2009) but it does not compare to today. It's one thing to score a goal in the 95th minute, three in seven minutes. One can speak of miracle. Tonight I am going to party even though I have training tomorrow... They hire many nurses in hospitals for these times because today you're going to make love a lot.feedback

Jan 04 2017

I don't like the values Real Madrid transmit, although there are players there I really appreciate and am friends with.feedback

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