Pique acknowledges rumors of feud with Messi… “I’m not celebrating winning the World Cup”
Gerard Pique, who had a close relationship with Lionel Messi at one time, has virtually admitted the discord rumors that were only speculation.
According to Cadena Serre, Spain on the 15th (Korean time), Pique said: “The past few months have been very difficult. I have needed to disconnect from the outside world. I have never watched any sports. I have not watched any World Cups except for the finals.” .
He then admitted that he “didn’t send a congratulatory message to Messi for winning the World Cup,” and revealed that he had cut off contact with Messi.
Pique and Messi were friends who grew up together at La Masia, Barcelona’s proud youth system. Even when Messi left Argentina at a young age and came to Spain, it was Pique who took care of him the best.
After leaving for Manchester United and returning to Barcelona for the 2008/09 season, Pique rewrote his club’s history.
That season, he lifted the La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League championship cups, becoming the first Spanish club to achieve the treble. He won 6 crowns.
The relationship between the two, who achieved their second treble in the 2014/15 season, began to crack little by little as time passed.
Barcelona did not perform well in the Champions League for four consecutive seasons from 2016/17 to 2019/20. There was also criticism that Messi, who received an astronomical amount of salary, was most responsible. 카지노사이트
Pique was also the player who insisted on sending Messi to the club’s board of directors. As a result, Pique’s wish came true as Barcelona transferred Messi to PSG due to the club’s financial problems.
Pique was absent whenever Messi went to Barcelona for a vacation. There was no interaction on social media, so fans raised rumors of discord between the two players, and this time Piquet admitted it himself.
Nevertheless, Pique raised Messi’s hand in the comparison between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.
“It’s true that Ronaldo worked hard, but I’ll choose Messi. Messi has shown that he can compete even at 35. He is the best player in the world. He showed that at the World Cup.”