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Gerard Pique says Barcelona players weren’t bothered by Eder Sarabia’s behaviour

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The defender likes the assistant’s energy

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Gerard Pique says Barcelona’s players were not bothered by Eder Sarabia’s behaviour during El Clasico which has made headlines all week.

The assistant coach made his frustration at his players clear on the touchline which brought reports the players were not too happy with his antics.

Manager Quique Setien has since explained that apologies have been made, but Pique said the players were not that bothered about the whole thing.

“His behaviour is completely normal. The assistant coach is full of adrenaline, it’s all completely normal for us.

”The boss apologised and we told him that it wasn’t because of us; in any case it was because of the image of the club.

”We really don’t care; in fact, we like that there’s intensity in the dugout and they’re living [the game] too. We always have to go out to disprove it, then we go out and nothing else.”

Source | Marca

Sarabia has spoken about the events at the Santiago Bernabeu. He has said his “essence won’t change” but did concede he needs to lead by example.