Gerard Pique blasts Real Madrid President Florentino Perez for the presentation of Super League even though he admitted that it was a good idea for young audiences.
Gerard Pique just announced the end of his illustrious career, and Real Madrid supporters will have many memories of the Barcelona defender throughout the years, even if they aren’t all positive.
He left the field in an unusual manner, to put it mildly, walking into the shadows during a match versus Almeria on a typical La Liga Sunday.
But as it turns out, it wasn’t just another title-race game.
Real Madrid lost away at Rayo Vallecano while Barcelona trounced Almeria, giving Xavi’s team a two-point lead that has since grown to five despite Carlo Ancelotti’s team having played one fewer game.
Their penultimate matchup before the World Cup break is against Cadiz, and given their recent results, no Real Madrid supporter can predict that Los Blancos will come out on top.
Spanish former professional football player Gerard Piqué Bernabeu (born 2 February 1987) was a center-back.
He is regarded as one of his generation’s top defenders.
Piqué, who was once among La Masia’s most promising students, joined Manchester United in 2004.
Under Pep Guardiola’s direction, he returned to Barcelona in 2008, where he helped the team win trebles in 2008–09 and 2014–15.
He is one of only four players—the others being Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa, and Samuel Eto’o—to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different teams.
What Did Gerard Pique Say?
Pique thinks the European Super League was a grave error by the Real Madrid president.
Returning to the Pique situation, it is well known that he aspires to one day lead Barcelona. Although he seems to think the European Super League was a mistake, he does not appear to be a huge fan of the concept. He said the following on Ibai Llanos’ Twitch, as reported:
“When Florentino talks about the Super League and that people consume football differently, I agree with that.
“But I don’t think the Super League is the solution. The creation of the Super League was a big mistake. I think highly of Florentino, and he surprised me with that. He has changed Real Madrid.
“He made a mistake when he signed some stars at the time but when he came back he deserves praise. But when I saw his appearance on El Chiringuito by himself… my head exploded. I don’t know what he wanted to achieve with that.”
The launch of the European Super League last year revolutionized football, but only for a short while.
The Premier League clubs swiftly withdrew as a result of fan protests that were widely heard, particularly in England. Following them were Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, and Inter Milan.
Although there are reported to be preparations to revive the European Super League shortly, three clubs—Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus—remain committed to the notion.
It is difficult to imagine English clubs even considering the idea after seeing how their fans responded the previous time around.
Florentino Pérez Rodrguez, a Spanish businessman, civil engineer, and former politician, was born on March 8, 1947. He is currently the president of Real Madrid and the Chairman and CEO of Grupo ACS, a firm that specializes in civil engineering.
Additionally, he served as the first and only chairman of the projected European Super Competition football league, which had to cease operations in April 2021 due to legal concerns with UEFA. The European Super League was created through a limited liability corporation in Spain.