All Barcelona leaders are ready to help the club… and Jordi Alba defends himself


date of publication:
August 16, 2021 5:23 GMT

Update date: August 16, 2021 5:55 GMT

Gerard Pique, defender and captain of Barcelona, ​​​​confirmed that he reduced his salary because he is the son of the club, and that the rest of the team leaders are ready to help, defending his colleague Jordi Alba, stressing that there is a misunderstanding that reached the fans against the players.

“I was born here and have lived almost my whole life here,” Pique said about his salary cut, which allowed Barcelona to sign Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia.

The Barcelona defender, who scored the first goal during the 4-2 victory over Real Sociedad, added on Sunday evening, “I should have been the first to reduce his salary, but we are here as a family. To keep playing and playing beautiful football.”

Pique defended his colleague Jordi Alba, who was booed by the audience, explaining, “We don’t go out much to talk and sometimes misunderstandings happen. I am sure that others are ready and talking to the club, sometimes the information people receive is incorrect, the club has asked us to make an effort and we will do it and I am proud, the fans and the team have to work together.”

Pique spoke about the fans’ reaction to Lionel Messi’s departure, and noted, “We knew that the fans’ response would be like this, Messi is the greatest player in the history of the club and football, but everything happens and we must continue, we have a team of great level and we will compete and fight for all titles, without Messi will not have the same talent, but we will all go for one goal and I think we will listen this season.”

Regarding the number 10 shirt that Messi wore, Pique stressed, “Someone should wear the number 10, I asked Sergio Aguero to take it, but he does not decide yet, it is difficult because of the history behind him.”

Messi left Barcelona and moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a free transfer deal, and signed a contract with them until June 2023.

Jordi Alba

For his part, Jordi Alba defended himself after the fans booed him against the background of the news about his refusal to reduce his salary, saying, “My news has been cut off for a long time. No one told me anything in a month. I am ready to help, no one can doubt me. I have been here for 8 years and Barcelona is my home and the club of my life. I can speak for myself and not give my face to anyone. It would be good if you asked the president of the club as well. We were going in the same direction. There is no doubt about the players inside the club.”

He added, “It pains me to be lied to, I have shown everything I feel for Barcelona and we have to be grateful in this life. I can’t control what people think, but I have to give my story and I will do my best on the pitch. Introduction and tell the truth.”


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