Barcelona Coach Xavi Hernández Confirms Gerard Piqué Will Be Given Fair Chance Despite New Defensive Signings

Barcelona Coach Xavi Hernández Confirms Gerard Piqué Will Be Given Fair Chance Despite New Defensive Signings

  • Barcelona are currently in the United States of America where they are concluding their pre-season tour
  • Xavi Hernández has opened up about his new signings and the likelihood of Gerard Piqué playing this season
  • Gerard Piqué enjoyed another successful season with Barcelona on the pitch but his personal life dominated headlines

Gerard Piqué will be given a fair chance to earn his place in the Barcelona squad despite the club making defensive new signings.

Barca signed Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé during the current transfer window, and also have the impressive Ronald Araujo and Eric Garcia on their books.

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Xavi Hernández confirmed that every player will be given a chance to earn their place in the squad, including Gerard Piqué. Image: Omar Vega/ James Williamson
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Despite this, coach Xavi Hernández confirmed that Piqué will be given a fair shot, Football Espana reported.

“Everyone starts from zero. Everyone will compete for a position. He who performs best will play more,” Xavi said.

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“The more solutions that I have as a manager, the better,” Xavi added.

He explained that the club were putting together a great team and his objective was to return Barcelona to the top of the world.

Piqué has been a stalwart at Barca for 13 years now. He’s played 603 games for the club during that time, scoring 53 goals and providing 13 assists, TransferMarkt reported.

He enjoyed another successful year at the club last season on the field, but his personal life dominated headlines more.

Fans have since turned on the defender and many felt that the negative publicity would be a reason why Barcelona would part ways with the player.

Gerard Piqué booed vs Real Madrid, receives chants of 'Shakira, Shakira'; Video

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Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué had a night to forget during the friendly match between his side and Real Madrid in Las Vegas.

The Catalan giants defeated the Los Blancos 1-0 thanks to a strike from new signing Raphinha.

Raphinha notched the only goal in the 27th minute after he intercepted a wayward pass to secure the win.

Piqué came on in the second half but was greeted by boos when he first touched the all. He continued to get booed and received chants of 'Shakira, Shakira' every time he was in possession.

Source: Sports Brief News