Champions League

"Shame": Piqué says "I will be first to step aside" after humiliating Barcelona defeat

After Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals, Gerard Piqué said the club needs “changes at all levels.”

"Shame": Piqué says "I will be first to step aside" after humiliating Barcelona defeat
RAFAEL MARCHANTE AFP

“Shame” was the first word that came to the mind of Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué after after his side suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League on Friday in Portugal.

The veteran defender played the entire game but there was little he could do to stop the Bayern onlsaught, which was made even worse when Barcelona loanee Philippe Countinho netted a brace at the end of the game to add insult to what was already a horrific injury. 

Shameful is the word, nobody is untouchable. If new blood has to come and change this dynamic, I will be the first to pack up and leave. Now we have hit rock bottom. This is not the first, second, or third time that this has happened to us. I am in pain, we all are. We can’t compete like that, the club needs changes, not just players, I don’t want to point out anyone,” he said after the game.

Piqué: Time for reflection at Barcelona

“We all need to reflect deeply. If new blood needs to come for the club to change course then I will be  the first one to leave if that is what it is best for the team. We need to reflect on what is the best thing for the club and for Barça,” Piqué added.