Gerard Pique Praises Jude Bellingham As He Slams Barcelona Rivals Real Madrid

Gerard Pique Praises Jude Bellingham As He Slams Barcelona Rivals Real Madrid

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham has been immense since joining Real Madrid
  • Former Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique has hailed the midfielder
  • Pique also critiqued Real Madrid's style of play following their Clasico victory

Jude Bellingham's exceptional talent and skills have consistently earned him praise since his move to Real Madrid in La Liga.

The 20-year-old midfielder has delivered a series of impressive performances since joining the Spanish side, with his standout moment being his contribution to Real Madrid's victory in El Clásico against Barcelona.

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Gerard Pique looks on during the Kings Cup & Queens Cup Finals at Estadio La Rosaleda. Image: Quality Sport Images.
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Bellingham's display against Xavi Hernandez's team caught the attention of former Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, who recently shared his thoughts in an interview with Catalan Radio RAC 1, as reported by Diario AS. He discussed various topics, including the English midfielder and Real Madrid's playing style.

Pique on Bellingham and Real Madrid

The retired Spanish defender, who reemerged into the footballing spotlight with the King's League competition, touched on Barcelona's rivalry with Real Madrid and the young midfielder.

Regarding Bellingham, Pique was quoted by Madrid Universal to have said:

"Bellingham is an outstanding and incredibly versatile player."

The 36-year-old former Barcelona defender also commented on the rivalry with Real Madrid, stating,

"We are in a country in which more people support Real Madrid than Barcelona.
"Madrid's current team is just more of the same. They don't offer much, but they get results, and when February comes around, they'll still be in with a chance of winning every competition, including the Champions League, of course.
"When we win, we are remembered forever. When they win, it's just one more. Their last Champions League victory was a miracle because they were second-best in every round, and nobody will remember it."

Pique also took a moment to acknowledge Vinicius Jr., expressing his admiration for players like him.

While Pique can no longer influence the outcomes on the pitch, the retired football star has aspirations of becoming the president of Barcelona one day, and he envisions building a formidable team that can surpass the achievements of Real Madrid.

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Casillas trolls Pique

Sports Brief previously reported that Iker Casillas trolled Pique by requesting Shakira's hit song Waka Waka at the King's League, a seven-a-side tournament that the former Barcelona star organised.

Fans were chanting "Shakira Shakira" at one of the games, and the Real Madrid legend played along by asking for the song to be played to spite his old-time rival.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).