Pique Finally Reveals The Reason Barcelona Are Struggling In LA LIGA

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has bemoaned the club’s preparations ahead of the 2019-20 campaign and said Ernesto Valverde’s squad had “not the best” pre-season this past summer.

The Blaugrana collected their third win of the La Liga season on Tuesday after goals from Antoine Griezmann and Arthur sealed a 2-1 win over Villarreal, although Lionel Messi came off at half-time due to injury.

Barcelona bounced back to winning ways having suffered a 2-0 defeat at Granada in their previous game.

Pique, 32, spoke to reporters after the match and suggested his side have room to improve:

“The pre-season did not help at all to start well in the competition, a lot of travel and little training. Many of us notice it and we don’t have the tone yet, not only Messi, but we must continue because we are forced to win, it is a setback.

“Look now what has happened to Messi, but there are no excuses, in the team, there are qualified people to replace him and move on, although we hope he will be out as short as possible.”

Santi Cazorla pulled one back for the Yellow Submarine before half-time on Tuesday, though it wasn’t enough to prevent Barca from adding another three points to their tally:

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