Piqué has revealed in ‘Theplayerstribune’ that he has a WhatsApp group with players from Madrid, in which they joke: “We are like children”.
Gerard Piqué tells in ‘Theplayerstribune.com’ his relationship with Real Madrid players in a text entitled “A long story” and reveals that he has a WhatsApp group in which there are players from the eternal rival and the Barcelona: “My favorite group of WhatsApp will surprise you. Recently, when we were 8-9 points above Real Madrid in the League, I started a very special group with some of the players that I match in the National Team and who play for Real Madrid and Barcelona. ”
“If you only read what the press says, you will think that we hate each other. But, in fact, we get along well. We write about tactics and about football philosophies, even about the books we are reading … “.
“It’s the best, we’re like children. And the truth is, it’s especially funny for me now, that we took 15 points to Madrid in the League. So I send very creative answers. Last season, when Madrid won everything, they felt very good and they kept saying ‘shit’ when we saw each other in the National Team’s training sessions “-he continues counting.
“Man every time they won a game last season, they uploaded photos on Instagram without a shirt in the locker room, do you remember that? They kept smiling and flexing their muscles like ‘The Rock’ and saying #HalaMadrid with a lot of trophy emojis. This season, however, the environment is different. All of your Instagram photos are very dark. “3 points today, we have to keep working hard!” They say, so I send them text messages in the WhatsApp group: “Come on guys, why are you so serious?” And I put a little emoji crying and another laugh.
About his involvement with the National Team
“I can joke with my teammates, because they are my brothers in the National Team. We can hate each other in our clubs, but we play for the same country, with the same dream and that makes me feel very proud. Since I was a little boy and I saw Luis Enrique bleed and stain his shirt in the 1994 World Cup, my dream was to play for the national team. I am extremely proud to wear the badge every four years in the World Cup. Maybe, people surprise him. If you watch television in Madrid, they will tell you a very different story about me. They say that I am a traitor and that I want to destroy the country because I have shown my public support for the right of the Catalan people to vote in the referendum on independence. ”
“I never said what I would vote for. I’m not trying to be a politician and influence people. What I believe is irrelevant. I’m just one more opinion among millions. (…) It’s a difficult position for me, personally, because the happiest moment of my life was winning the World Cup with Spain, but on the other hand, being Catalan is in my blood. That is my people, my inheritance, my land. And when 80% of people in Catalonia say they want the right to vote, I think they should be heard. If that opinion makes my own countrymen repudiate me … well, I’m calm with that thought. ”
“People ask me what it’s like to play with Messi for so many years. It’s hard to explain them in one sentence: it’s an alien. It is not from this planet. He is the only player I have seen playing for the first time, at 13, and I have said to myself: “Oh, this guy comes from somewhere else. Is not human”.
“He’s a murderer, he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life. But not because of his goals or dribbling, for me he is the best for what he does in the field and he does not see himself on TV. See your face when you are going to retrieve a ball, for example. It has a look that no other player has. It’s what makes him so good. He does not recreate himself, his greatness is in his obsession to win every ball. ”
“If you watch television in Madrid, the media will tell you that everyone in Barcelona is trying to destroy the country. If you see it in Barcelona, they will tell you that everyone in Madrid is trying to oppress people. Now the whole world is the bad one, depending on where you see the TV. They say that the National Team is in crisis due to political differences. In truth, we almost never talk about politics. I’m too busy telling the Real guys that they’re being j … in the league, and they’re too busy talking to me about arbitration plots! (jokes) ”
“I have been a footballer for more than half of my life. I am 31 years old now and I believed that with 30 I would be retired. Do you know what keeps me up? The experiences that I have had in the changing rooms. Meet soccer geniuses like Messi, Puyol, Neymar or Roy Keane. Soccer has made me grow from boy to boy. This is what makes the sport so beautiful, at least for me. “