Barcelona, Aug 17: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has suggested for the first time in nine years, he felt inferior to Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane’s side thumped Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday (August 16).
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 last night in the second leg and 5-1 on the total as they secured an easy Spanish Super Cup triumph to begin their summer in fashion.
Zinedine Zidane’s side took an early lead in the tie when youngster Marco Asensio scored a remarkable long-range shot to stun Barcelona keeper Ter Stegan who could do nothing but to watch.
Barcelona never managed to get hold of the match and the later wrapped up when attacker Karem Benzema grabbed the second goal after woeful Samuel Umtiti defending. Barcelona lost a back to back El Clasico for the first time in a couple of years and defender Pique could not hold his anger with this result.
Pique, who was taken off in the second half with an injury following Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat in the second leg has now expressed his frustration in an interview with Football Espana maintaining he feels secondary to Champion Real Madrid with his club’s current situation.
“We’re not having our best time as a team or a club,” Pique said. “We should be as close to each other as possible and paddle forward.
“We must live with this defeat and accept that Madrid are better than us. The season’s very long and there’s room for improvement.
“Still, in the nine years I’ve been here, it’s the first time I feel inferior to Madrid.”
Barcelona will now hope to move past their humiliating defeat aside when they open their La Liga crusade Sunday against Real Betis and will be hoping that Valverde’s men can come back to winning ways again.