As pressure mounts on Ronald Koeman, Barcelona is seventh in LaLiga, having won only two of their five games. Despite the fact that Ronald Koeman has received backing from within the club, Gerard Pique is still confident that Barcelona can recover from a slow start and compete for trophies. However, Pique is adamant about Barcelona’s return to the top of the Spanish football tournament.
This season Barcelona has won only two of their five La Liga games after a goalless draw with Cadiz in their 27th meeting. Meanwhile, in two of their last three games in all competitions, the Catalan club has gone without a goal as they continue to struggle without Lionel Messi.
Pique has called for unity in the pursuit of finding solutions to their issues on and off the field in spite of the club’s underwhelming start to the season. “The club has been riding the crest of a wave for many years,” Pique told Movistar after Thursday’s 0-0 draw.
“We are going through a situation we aren’t used to. These are turbulent years, with the change of president, and change of coaches. Together we have to do our best to provide peace of mind. Everyone wants to win. There are many ways to deal with it. We can all complain or we can work. The players are here to work.”
“Let’s not look for two sides. We are all with the president and also with the coach. We can’t control the noise [around the club] and don’t want to think about it. I don’t wear the Barcelona shirt to finish second or third,” he continued.
“I’m here to compete for trophies. Sometimes we have to face moments like this. We feel the fans are behind us and the situation is complicated for us all. I’m absolutely convinced, despite the start, that we’ll be competing. The team is in good spirits and have the desire.”
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