Pique: The feelings are good

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has downplayed the team’s temporary eight-point advantage over Real Madrid, but admits that the mood is good.

The 25-year-old centre-back was positive about La Blaugrana’s start to the campaign, which after the 4-1 win at Getafe on Saturday night, sees them sit top of the La Liga table on 12 points.

More significantly they are eight points ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid before completion of their tie at Sevilla.

“At this point in time, the points advantage does not really matter, what matters is the style of play we’re practicing, the four victories, the feelings are very good,” Pique responded to reporters after the game.

The Spanish international also expressed concern for his teammate and fellow centre-back Carles Puyol, who could be facing four to six weeks out of action with a knee injury.

“The conditions were not the best because we had many difficulties, but we overcame them and we had a great game.

“It should also be recognised, though, that the pitch was in perfect condition and the weather was good, it was not as cold as it has been in the past.”

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