Barcelona got outplayed by their… eternal rivals a few days ago at home losing 3-1 in the first leg of Spain’s Super Cup, and the return leg at Santiago Bernabeu was not really different.
Real Madrid ended up winning the trophy 5-1 on aggregate, winning both games, leaving Gerard Pique absolutely disappointed.
We thought they’d play with two forwards and not three, like they did in the first leg. They pressed very high and were better than us at the beginning. After that, it set the tone
the Catalan defender was quoted saying by Football Espana, talking about how the second final went.
We’re not having our best time as a team or a club. 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
Pique also said, admitting that things at Barcelona are anything but dreamy at the moment. What was really impressive though, was what he admitted right after that;
In the nine years I’ve been here, it’s the first time I feel inferior to Madrid. It’s true that they’ve won the Champions League, but we came here and won not that long ago
Pique was quoted saying, words that if said like that indeed, mirror the crisis in which Barcelona are in, before even the real start of the new (La Liga and Champions League) season.