Gerard Pique has said in an interview that Barcelona are teaching the world about Catalonia.
AS reports that in an interview with broadcaster CNN, Pique revealed his belief that when Barca travel across the globe, they are informing people of the history of their region.
“Barca is a way to teach the history of Catalonia around the world.
“It was a bastion of resistance during the Franco era.”
The interview was wide-ranging, with Pique also discussing the relationship between himself, Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas.
“For me Messi will always be the best in the world.
“The fans have really enjoyed seeing us play together and playing great football.
“We’ve won many titles and with players like Messi and Cesc. We’ve spent half our lives together and understand each other with just a look.
“I enjoy every moment, every year I’m here.
“We have won many titles and we are living through a good time.”
When asked about his long-term future, Pique admitted he is also thinking of retirement.
“I’m 26 now and I hope to play for six, seven, maybe eight more years.
“You never know what might happen in future.
“I might become a Coach, although I don’t think so at the moment. Maybe President, who knows?”