Gerard Pique says “I don’t know how many kids we had on” after Barcelona beaten by Bayern

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“In the end, I don’t know how many kids we had on. It is what it is, we are what we are.”

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