Gerard Piqué warms before Barça v City


Piqué makes a decision: He rules out his retirement

Published:19/09/2022 - 20:30h

Updated:19/09/2022 - 20:30h

Gerard Piqué continues without 'getting on track' with his situation at Barça. The center-back is still a substitute and Xavi does not take him into consideration, but he does not intend to give up and has ruled out retirement to fight for a place in the team

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They have been some atypical months for Gerard Hammered. The player has lived a start of season very complicated because of the problems by which crosses so much in the personal field (his divorce) as in the sportive, this last ocasionado by the decision taken by Xavi Hernández, the one who opted by relegar to the bench to the defender. The egarense asked on purpose the signings of Jules Koundé and Andreas Christensen during the summer, and the arrival of these, added to the presence of Eric García and Ronald Araújo, have left to the '3' as the fifth head office of the rotation.

However, the footballer had a series of two parties that invited to think that his actuality began to change. In the first crash of the FC Barcelona in the phase of groups of the Champions League in front of Viktoria Plzen, Gerard could enjoy of 45 minutes in the terrain of game after going in during the halftime in replacement of Sergi Roberto. Later, the defender went out from the start in the duel in front of the Cádiz, where contested the 90 minutes and left good feelings.

When all aimed to that the football went back to 'smile him' and that had achieved to give him the turn to his present in the City Condal, the reality went back to 'strike' to the Catalan. The two previously mentioned meetings have been the only in which I Hammered has formed part, remaining by out of the others 6 parties contested by the Barça in all the competitions during the start of the new campaign.

This situation shot the rumours on the possible retreat of the defender, fed in some statements made by him same, in which it ensured that "if I see that I lose importance or see that I am not to the level, do not have any problem in going me before". Nevertheless, the newspaper 'Sportive World' informed that I Hammered does not pose the 'hang the boots' to day of today, since the defender considers that it still can contribute a lot in the changing room and in the lawn and his intensión is to fulfil his agreement (which expires in 2024).

The aim of Gerard

By his part, Gerard is absolutely focused and determined to leave backwards definitively all the physical setbacks that kept him moved away of the terrains of game during the end of the past season. Besides, the footballer feels able to achieve change his role in the team, reason whereby works and encourages in each training to win a place in the alignment of Xavi, although the presences of Araújo, Koundé, Eric García and Christensen complicate the task.

Of the same form, the historical Barcelona player is 100% engaged with the team, prioritising his sportive career by in front of his businesses and all the activities extradeportivas that surround him. Like this then , I Hammered it follows without posing his withdrawal to his 35 years, keeping firm in his position of not playing in another place when it abandon the rows of the Barça. A stage that, to day of today, seems to be far.

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