Gerard Pique has reported he will resign after Barcelona’s La Liga game against Almeria on Saturday; the 35-year-old won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain; “I’ve always said that there would not be any other team after Barca – and that’s how it will be”
Gerard Pique has reported his retirement from proficient football and says his last game will be Barcelona’s match against Almeria at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
The 35-year-old, a three-time Champions Association and eight-time La Liga victor with childhood club Barcelona, uncovered the news in a video message posted on his social media.
“Football has given me everything,” he said. “Barcelona has given me everything. You, culers (Barcelona fans), have given me everything.
Pique, who won 102 covers for Spain and aided them to triumph in the 2010 World Cup, has turned into a fringe figure for Barcelona this season, making just five beginnings.
Manchester City supervisor Energy Guardiola, who won two Bosses Associations with Pique during his experience as Barcelona director, honored the resigning defender.
“He had a mind-boggling profession in Barcelona,” Guardiola said. “I want him by and by to enjoy all that life has to offer, for himself as well as his loved ones. I know his mum and father. He’s an extraordinary individual, a gigantic character.
“A player for the defining moments, somebody who never missed one or didn’t perform to the undeniable levels. In the top, top groups, every one of the clubs needs this kind of player.
“He won everything, with Barcelona and the Spanish public group.
The time [to retire] shows up for everybody except his future will be splendid on the grounds that he’s a shrewd person.
“It was a distinction for me to be his chief, we spent a mind-blowing four years together.”
Following his choice to finish his playing profession up, Barcelona portrayed Pique – who was brought into the world in the city and whose granddad was on the club’s board – as a “part since birth”.
He got through the popular La Masia foundation yet made his presentation for Joined in 2004 subsequent to moving to Old Trafford as a 17-year-old prior to that year.
Pique won the Association Cup, Chief Association and Champions Association under Sir Alex Ferguson yet showed up during his four-year spell in Britain and in the long run got back to Barcelona under the recently delegated Kick Guardiola.
Under the previous Barca midfielder, Pique turned into a vital participant for the club he upholds, helping them to three La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys, in addition to two Bosses Association titles, two European Super Cup wins and triumphs in two Club World Cups.
Pique stayed an essential individual from the Barcelona side following Guardiola’s leave, winning one more 13 significant prizes in the long time since the director left the club.
The 35-year-old was additionally key to Spain’s prosperity and played the entire 2010 World Cup last win over the Netherlands and the 2012 Euros triumph against Italy, prior to finishing his global profession after the 2018 World Cup.