Pique Clashes With Xavi As Barcelona Defender Upset for Getting Limited Game Time This Season

Pique Clashes With Xavi As Barcelona Defender Upset for Getting Limited Game Time This Season

  • Gerard Pique is unhappy with Barcelona manager Xavi over his continuous refusal to hand him game time this season
  • Pique has fallen down the pecking order of defenders at Barcelona as he is now regarded as the 5th choice centre-back at Camp Nou
  • Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has preferred superior performances from Araujo, Koundé, Eric and Christensen ahead of the veteran defender

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique is at loggerheads with manager Xavi over his inability to get game time this season after being sidelined for most of the Catalans games this season.

The 35-year-old defender was visibly upset after he was an unused substitute in Barcelona’s 2-0 loss against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.

Barcelona, Gerard Pique, La Liga, Spain, Xavi, Ronald Araujp, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen
Xavi has told Gerard Pique he will spend more time on the bench for Barcelona this season after complaining about being left out often this campaign. Photo by Eric Alonso
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According to Barca Universal, Pique was complaining over his lack of playing time in the dressing room before Xavi overhead the defender and cautioned him that he will get less game time after that.

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Pique has played just two times across all competitions for Barcelona this season, totalling up to 135 minutes of on-field action for the Catalan giants.

The veteran defender is regarded as the 5th choice centre-back at Camp Nou behind Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Eric Garcia, and Andreas Christensen.

Shakira and Pique yet still to reach an agreement on children’s custody

Meanwhile, Gerard Pique and Shakira are yet to reach an agreement over the custody of their two children after the couple split over cheating allegations, Marca reports.

The Barcelona defender and Shakira had been in negotiations over who will take custody of nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha.

Gerard Pique was reported to have walked out of the meeting as he was visibly upset with the terms tables as his lawyer, Ramon Tamborero informed the media that a favourable solution for all parties has yet to be reached.

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Pique agrees to take a massive paycut to help Barcelona

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Gerard Pique has decided to take some huge personal costs to help Barcelona register its new players following the Catalans financial crisis.

Barcelona has brought in Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Frank Kessie, and Andreas Christensen while they also renewed the contract of Ousmane Dembele.

The Spanish giants have however failed to register any of these players for the upcoming season after failing to meet La Liga’s regulations due to their financial troubles.

Source: SportsBrief.com