Gerard Pique, a 33-year-old Barcelona defender, praised El Clasico in the 26th round of La Liga, in which Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0.
“In the first half, Barcelona controlled the game. It was the worst version of Real Madrid that Santiago Bernabeu has ever seen. In the second half, the opponent improved the game and scored, and we were not lucky at that time.
I do not criticize Real Madrid. Barcelona were not very good. However, if we had used the moments in the first half, our rivals would have had problems. Now we are wounded but still alive. I think we can win La Liga, “Gerard Pique said.
Director of Barcelona: Real Madrid didn’t deserve the victory
According to Barcelona director Guillermo Amor, the Catalan club did not deserve to lose a match against Real.
“Real were pressing and pressing. The whole game was created by pressing. It cost us a lot, but I don’t think we deserved to lose. Obviously, we were dominating, and they responded with quick actions.
If we take the first half, I think we played very well. We were in control of the game, but we couldn’t use the moments. Sooner or later, there would be moments like this for Real as well.
As soon as they scored, they felt they could win the match. Messi played well. In the first half, he looked good and created moments, but when you lose, everything seems negative. Either way, it’s not bad for us. We had a great first half, and we beat the opponent, but then something went wrong, and we lost control. ” MARCA quotes Guillermo Amor.
Setien: Real Madrid are only one point ahead
After losing to Real Madrid in the 26th round of La Liga, Barcelona head coach Quique Setien also commented:
“I think we had an excellent first half, but the opponent was better after the break. We didn’t start the second half badly, but we began to make mistakes.
Congratulations to Real on this victory. It is difficult to win when the opponent divides you under such pressure. Real players have done this very well.
Messi is a crucial player for us, but we should not depend on one player. So far, this defeat doesn’t mean much to us, as Real are only one point ahead of us, “said Setien, for whom yesterday’s El Clasico was a debut.