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Piqué puts the focus on Napoli... But talks about the 'Barçagate'
Published:24/02/2020 - 21:48h
Updated:24/02/2020 - 21:48h
Gerard Piqué appeared at a press conference this Monday, and although he focused only on Napoli, he had to talk about 'Barçagate'. The catalan believes that to win titles the team just have to think about football
The FC Barcelona caused feeling to his arrival to Italy, where this Monday began to prepare his next appointment with the Champions League. The Catalans know well that it does not suffice with the poster of favourites in his eliminatory in front of the Napoli, a dangerous opponent that already has given some surprises in the domestic competitions and that pretends to separate of his way to one of the big favourites to the international title.
As it also did Quique Setién, Gerard Hammered defended in press conference the options of the partenopeos, that are living a season with too many altibajos but that, at the same time, do desconfiar to the Barcelona: "it will be my first time in a so special stadium, historical. When you are footballer likes you test new things and this is one of them. The Napoli has improved a lot of in the last parties and sure that it will be a very complicated duel. It grows against the big and will have to be alert".
The captain gave a touch of attention to the staff, and recalcó which has to be the solution to the rumours on the 'Barçagate': "we Have to do our work in the field, since in the last years, this has been very important for the club. The results always have held the club. We have to try do the things well because we know that, if no, the waters will not go down calm. This is a too important party as to think in other things. It is very important to be concentrated. It treats of a very important week for us".
The defender ensured not being concerned because his name arose around the controversy , and defended to Josep Maria Bartomeu: "it would not know to say you if it bothers me, it would say that it gives me the same. At the end the social networks are incontrolables. It will not be the first time neither the last. With regard to the explanations of the president, as I saw him, believed it to me. At least I thought that me he did not know it, because when had the meeting saw him a bit touched, but would not give him more turns. Already it has gone out, already it has exploded and already it has solved . All what was not football, will prejudice us", insisted.
"When a club like the Barça goes through moments of weakness, is more difficult to control"
The canterano also matizó his comments on a journalist to the that called "puppet": "'Puchinellis' there is in all sides. All are it in some appearance of our life. It was something evident and wanted to manifest it. It was not a message to the directive. All the powerful have to his affine people, that happen them information and protect them. This is well, is normal. The problem is that, when they happen some lines, it is necessary to go out to the step. With regard to the anger of the changing room, are things that suceden in a so big club, that sure that there would be people that did not have neither idea".
"I do not seat that in the club do not help us. I think that it is him giving too much transcendence. We control what happens in the terrain of game. It is a lot of noise. When a club like the Barça goes through moments of weakness, is more difficult to control. Yes, we are less protected the players. It is part of the sport. If the team works and the results are good, gives the same the economy, what happen in the club. The people wants to see to the Barça win and this is in our hands", finalised on this subject.
Questioned by the defeats of Rome and Liverpool, Hammered explained that it is necessary to use them to learn and look to forward, and repeated that it is necessary to look for a good result to improve the possibilities in the Champions... But also in LaLiga: "Each party marks the following. The result of morning will influence in the one of the Bernabéu. Two weeks ago we went to the Villamarín to six points of the Madrid, now the situation has changed completely. Each party has his influence. We expect that it was a pasito more to be followed growing like team".
I hammered it puts to Messi above Maradona
To I Hammered also they did him participate in the debate on Leo Messi and Diego Armando Maradona, and did not doubt too much on his election: "Diego is only in the history of our sport, since it has given him a lot to the football. It will be remembered always. If you ask after me Leo or Maradona, remain me with Leo by the magic that does daily, by his regularity by so many years. Of the Napoli know a lot of things. We can have problems if we do not go out with the suitable mentality".
"I have not spoken with Leo to play here, but imagine me that it will be happy because it is a new stadium for him and has a lot of history. At the end what matters is the classification. It is very well the history, but as we do not take out a good result, anybody goes to be happy. In the football never can say that no, but that Messi play with the Napoli see it difficult. You have to ask it to him, by what to me respecta, want that it withdraw in the Barça", answered when they asked him on a mudanza of the '10' to Saint Paolo.
Finally, the central also valued the recent statements of Messi, in which the Argentinian revealed that it thinks that if the team does not improve a lot, will not have options to do with the 'orejona': "it Is true that other years arrive to this stretch being more favourite, more sobrados. Perhaps we are not the more favourites for the title, but am convinced that have possibilities. We have to go step by step and afterwards already we will see".