Pique: Start couldn’t have been better

Gerard Pique admits that Barcelona’s season could not have begun better, but warns that there is still a fair distance to go.

The Catalans have won their opening three games, with two in the Primera Division sandwiching a first leg Supercopa de Espana win over Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

“The season couldn’t have got off to a better start. Six out of six in the League, and a good result in the Super Cup.

“We played better against Madrid than the result showed, but it’s always hard to beat them,” the defender mused today to the media, before turning his attention to Sunday’s win in Pamplona and his own improved condition.

“That was the game where we were least like ourselves, but the season is long and of course there are things that we’ll need to improve.

“On a personal level, last year wasn’t my best year. This year, I’m trying my best to help the team and contribute as much as possible.

“I’m feeling good. I needed a pre-season like that, because last season was very stop-start and it’s harder to find your form that way.

“It’s like a wheel. When things are going well, you get over problems easily, but if things get off to a bad start, it’s harder to turn things round.”

Pique is in contention to start for Barca this midweek in the second leg of the Super Cup against Real.

 “The Super Cup is separate from the League. It’s important to win it, but the title has no influence on the League.

“However many points there are between us, the season is very long. The most consistent team wins it in the end, the one who has deserved it over 38 games, not just the two we have played so far.”

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