Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confesses “in the nine years I’ve been here, it’s the first time I feel inferior to Real Madrid.”
Barca were outclassed by Madrid in both legs of the Supercopa, resulting in a 5-1 aggregate victory for Los Blancos, and Pique lamented how “we’re not having our best time as a team or a club.”
“We thought they’d play with two forwards and not three, like they did in the first leg,” he said after the game.
“They pressed very high and were better than us at the beginning. After that, it set the tone [of the match].
“We’re not having our best time as a team or a club. We should be as close to each other as possible and paddle forward.
“We must live with this defeat and accept that Madrid are better than us. The season’s very long and there’s room for improvement.
“Still, in the nine years I’ve been here, it’s the first time I feel inferior to Madrid.
“It’s true that they’ve won the Champions League, but we came here and won not that long ago.”