Gerard Pique insists Barcelona are still ‘hungry’ for trophies and expects a clean end to La Liga’s title race.
Barca lead the table ahead of the last round of fixtures and can only be caught by Real Madrid, who at one stage looked out of contention before a strong run – coupled with a Blaugrana stumble – brought Zinedine Zidane’s team back into contention.
“We’re human. The doubts come when you have a bad run where it costs you more to win than it did before. But we knew we could come out of it with the quality and the talent we have. We’re enjoying it,” Pique said after the 5-0 win over Espanyol, AS reports.
“Teams do their work and arrive at the end of the season with goals. Some meet them and others don’t. Madrid are at the last day and can win the League, though it doesn’t depend on them. If they’re in the Champions League Final, it’s because they’ve done good work.
“They have 13 wins in La Liga. It’s a brutal streak. If we win it will give more credit to what we have done.”
Barca are at Granada on the final day and with their hosts safe, there are two schools of thought as to if that is good or bad for the Catalans, while Pique was also questioned on the subject of ‘briefcases’ that would contain incentives for El Grana to win.
“I have no idea if there will be briefcases. I hope not. Granada will have their motivations. They’re at home against the League leader in front of their fans and say goodbye to the season with salvation. They’ll want to play a good game. We have to play like we did today and win,” he argued, with the Copa del Rey Final against Sevilla to come too.
“We’d be very proud to win two major trophies. We don’t really care who wins the Champions League. We’re not in that competition any more, but to win the League and the Cup is to continue making history in this great club, which has had a lot of years of winning a lot and is still hungry for more.”