Gerard Pique says “I don’t know how many kids we had on” after Barcelona beaten by Bayern
Gerard Pique has hit out at Barcelona’s summer recruitment following a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
The La Liga giants have undergone a summer of upheaval, losing star man Lionel Messi to PSG whilst having to sort out their financial difficulties in order to register players for the new season.
And in their first European outing of the new campaign, Ronald Koeman’s side were thrashed on their own patch with Robert Lewandowski netting a brace for the away side.
Vice-captain Gerrard Pique was not happy at the full-time whistle and highlighted the lack of experienced options from the bench as a serious concern going forward.
ESPN writer Samuel Marsden reports that Pique believes the result against Bayern personifies their current situation:
“We competed in the first half, Bayern took the lead with a deflected goal,” said the centre-back following the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League.
“In the end, I don’t know how many kids we had on. It is what it is, we are what we are.”