Gerard Pique said he was “hurt” by instructions from Barcelona team-mate Sergei Roberto in Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League group stage defeat to Bayern Munich.
At Camp Nine, fans became restless with Sergei Roberto as he struggled in the role behind his arm and blew his whistle when he was replaced in the 59th minute.
In defense of his compatriot, Peck noted that the Spaniard was playing out of his natural role as a midfielder.
What has been said?
“It hurts me personally because I know this guy, he’s a wonderful person and he loves this club more than anyone,” Peck said. Moostar..
“I would also like to remind people that he is not a complete back; he is a key player, a midfielder. He has sacrificed to play this position and he has done it many times.
“It hurts a lot but people are free to have their say but it hurts a lot if you ask me personally.”
Barca’s alarming statistics.
The defeat means that for the first time in its history, Barcelona has fallen into three domestic games in Europe. They are 10-1 out in these matches.
In addition, for the first time since 2003-04, the team failed to score a goal in the Champions League.
Even at home, the unilateral defeat was not unexpected considering the migration of key players over the summer during the financial crisis. Still, the first Champions League match since Lionel Messi provided a clear indication of how much the dominant club in general has broken down.
Blogran will need to refocus quickly to avoid being knocked out, no strangers to this competition with Group E teammates Benfica and Dynamo Kaif.