FC Barcelona were eliminated from the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid (2-3), but Xavi’s men, thanks to the return of several players, managed to leave the bad feelings behind. After the game, captain Gerard Piqué was forceful: “Playing like this we are going to start winning and we are going to start competing for the titles.”
“Losing against Real Madrid hurts, but I think we are closer to winning. We are competing and now we need that definitive step to turn it around and start winning”, began to explain.
“At the level of the game we have been very good, we have taken many risks. I think we have planned a game of going to look for the game completely. They have won the semifinal in a against in which we have not been able to return. They have arrived with many people to the area and they have been able to score the third goal, “he added.
“Many have returned from Covid or long injuries; this is good news”
The center-back highlighted the return of several players, such as Pedri or Ansu Fati, and the arrival of Ferran Torres.
“I am very proud of the team. I think that playing like this we are going to start winning and we are going to start competing for the titles. We still have to win and in this club if we don’t win, it is difficult, but playing like today we are closer than ever. “he explained.
“The team has arrived a bit taken with a grain of salt, with many players coming back from Covid or long injuries. Despite this, the team has played at a very high level. And all these players who have returned after months of not competing and to pass from Covid. This is great news. The only negative is that it has not been won and that we go home. It was a title that we were very excited about, “he concluded.