The crisis in Barcelona offers cracks even between the referents, once symbols of success for more than a decade. The proof: what happened after the 1-0 scored by Atlético Madrid in the duel for the Spanish League. The conquest occurred 23 minutes into the first half of the match played at the Wanda Metropolitano.
But, in the midst of the celebrations, the official broadcast camera twice captured a tense discussion between Gerard Piqué and Sergio Busquets, captain of the squad after Lionel Messi left for PSG. From what could be observed at the crossroads, the central marker claimed him at the wheel for the movements of the midfield, which as a result of the problems in the setback left several men without a mark, starting with Suárez.
However, the central marker referent came out to speak after the game, to put cold cloths on the matter: "We had talked about the fact that Lemar was itching, Joao Fálix came and they generated superiority and someone had to follow him, because if he didn't go alone . They are sets of the game and we comment on the plays within the nervousness that exists in the field", he explained.
Gerard Pique: What does he think of this new defeat?
"We have started well, we have gone to look for them, we have been brave, two identical plays by Lemar. They generate superiority, they score us two goals with very little. We could spend three hours playing without scoring a goal. It's complicated, the issue It's difficult. We are suffering. There is no other choice but to continue fighting, rest and disconnect during the break", assured.
Gerard Pique: Who does he think is guilty of this moment?
"It is not a unique problem, there are several. I think people perceive it and know it. You can see what we lack. We will recover from this and from Wednesday's defeat. These are difficult times and we have not lived it before many of those of us in the squad. The atmosphere in the dressing room is very good, there is a desire to turn the situation around, but it is being difficult", confessed.
Gerard Pique: What does he think about the possible departure of Koeman?
"The players here do not get involved, we try to pay attention to what the coach tells us. In relation to the president and the coach there is little we can do", the referent concluded.