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PIQUE BOOED AT SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM'S TRAINING

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The defender was booed and insulted by supporters at an open training session in Alicante on Monday but he remains defiant Gerard Pique had been understandably left in a state of despair by the time he faced the press after Barcelona's meeting with Las Palmas at an empty Camp Nou on Saturday. He and his team-mates had been forced by the Professional Football League (LFP) to play a game of football while people trying to vote on Catalan independence were being brutally assaulted by police officers sent by the Spanish government to supress a referendum regarded as illegal. "It’s been a very tough day, probably the toughest since I turned professional," the defender said, fighting back the tears. "But my opinion counts for little." Pique was wrong in that regard, though. His opinion matters, to a lot of people; to those that share his belief that the Catalan people deserve the right to decide whether to remain a part of Spain - and those that don't. Indeed, when Pi…

Piqué: barca and Madrid will struggle in the premier league

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Gerard Pique does not think Barcelona or Real Madrid would win the Premier League title in their first season if they were to compete in England's top tier.
Pique, 28, played in the Premier League with Manchester United, claiming glory in 2008, before returning to Barca the following summer.
Barca are currently top of La Liga, having lifted the title last season, but they would struggle during a debut season in England, according to Pique.
"I think that if Barcelona or Real Madrid goes to the Premier League then the first year of playing there, there is no chance of winning it," Pique said in the Daily Telegraph.

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