"This a long process and there is room for improvement, but in the nine years that I have been here, it is the first time that I feel inferior to Madrid.
"We are not in the best moment, either as a team or as a club. We must stay as close as possible and keep moving forwards."
Gerard Piqué | Sky Sports
Piqué’s admission gives a stark view into the Barcelona mindset after a second loss to Real Madrid inside a week.
The two performances against Real in the Super Cup were a clear picture of where the two clubs are at heading into the start of La Liga competition over the weekend - and it’s not looking good for Barca.
Ernesto Valverde’s side were dominated over the two legs, losing 5-1 on aggregate.
Piqué himself also had a less than impressive time, scoring an own goal in the first leg before coming off due to injury in the second leg Wednesday night.