Gerard Pique was in fine form at the Santiago Bernabeu the last time Barcelona took to the pitch, as he strolled through the match, martialling Barcelona’s backline.
It’s a hobby he plans to continue for some time yet. Pique reached another milestone in Blaugrana against Osasuna two weeks ago, playing his 600th match for Barcelona.
Speaking to BarcaTV+ as part of a documentary on his time at Barcelona, Pique was emotional about his spell at the club and enthusiastic about continuing.
“This journey has been a dream for me, I hope to be able to extend it as long as I have the strength to do so. We hope that the trajectory we are on does not stop, that it continues for a while longer.”
On the milestone itself, Pique was aware of what a privileged career he’s had.
“It’s an important number. It makes you feel that you’re getting old, but it’s been a dream of a career.”
As noted by Diario AS, Pique is the fifth Barcelona player to reach such a feat. All of those ahead of him have been teammates too, trailing behind Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and his current manager, Xavi Hernandez.