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Gerard Piqué talks Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Shakira, Barcelona presidency

Fantastic interview from Geri

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Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué is one of the best people ever. Seriously. The guy is cool, his Twitter feed is just the best and he's a great player on top of everything. Piqué lives and breathes Barcelona, and he still has big dreams despite being one of the most successful people in the history of the club.

Piqué gave a fantastic interview to Catalan TV this week, and he spoke about a variety of topics, from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as his desire to be club president one day. He also revealed how he met his girlfriend, Shakira, and it's a hilarious story.

The interview is great, and I'll shut up now so you can read it. Below are some of the highlights. The full interview is 50 minutes long and it's in Catalan, but you can watch it here.

On Lionel Messi

"He has been completely unique… the day he leaves will be like the day your father dies, and that will be hard. We talk about Leo now, but one day he won't be here and we will be naked, but we will have to start again to keep being competitive.

"There won't be more Messis and we don't expect there to be more, as there won't be another generation in La Masia like the one with Xavi, Busi, Puyol, Iniesta and me. Let's hope there can be, but I don't think it will happen again."

Source: FourFourTwo

On being Barcelona president

"Yes, when I say it it's true - I want to be president of the club. It is the step that I would like to take when I retire. I don't see myself as a coach. I don't think I would enjoy it so much. As president I could do well for this club because it's what I love. When the playing career is finished, the step I would like to take is to be Barcelona president."

Source: FourFourTwo

On Cristiano Ronaldo

On how he met Shakira

The lesson from all of this is: Piqué respects Ronaldo, loves Messi, adores the club and that we should all ask the people we want to date about the weather. It worked with SHAKIRA!

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