"They say I don't feel Spanish, but I have never said so"
Gerard Piqué talked this morning in press conference about the semifinal match in the Club World Cup. He warned that Guangzhou will be a complicated opponent. But the defender conceded an interview in the newspaper El País where he talked about the fact he is whistled by Spanish or Real Madrid fans. He also belittled his tweet making fun of Real Madrid after it was known the Whites were playing with wrongful line-up.
He also talked about Luis Enrique and his future. Here you have his statements:
The polemical tweet
"I was watching a funny show on TV [joking]. No, seriously, I think we don't have to give so much importance to that."
"People give importance because it's me and they find it morbid. But sometimes I do not even realize they whistle me."
"Recently, playing for the national team, during the halftime I asked Bartra: 'Was I whistled, today?' The guy laughed because I had been whistled a lot. But I'm so focused on what happens on the field that I do not perceive it."
"They say things that are not real. They say I don't feel Spanish, but I have never said that."
Luis Enrique's improvements
"He brought us his style, as well as the new players. Now it's better to play because we don't feel uncomfortable when we don't have the ball. Before we had to have it always, and when we didn't have it, it was difficult to play."
"I want to win more. I'm only 28 and I love to win. Two or three years ago I played because I had to. But now I love soccer more and more. Before I though I would stop playing at 30, but now I want to stay until 35."