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Gerard Pique tells Barcelona to name new stadium after Lionel Messi

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Now there’s a good idea

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Gerard Pique had a pretty interesting interview this week. In a chat with La Vanguardia, Pique discussed renaming the Camp Nou after a legendary Barca player and discussed Messi wanting to leave this summer.

“Leo has more than earned the right to make a decision and if he felt he should leave... as president I would have acted differently. A player that has given so much in 16 years, you’re obliged to reach an agreement with him.

“[But] how can it be that the best player in history gets up one day and sends a burofax because he feels he’s not being listened to? What’s happening? Leo deserves the lot. The new stadium should be named after him.”

Pique | Source

You’re not gonna find me disagreeing with anything Pique said. Frankly, I’m impressed he had the clarity and forthrightness to talk this openly. He also said the following which I find fascinating.

“We have to preserve our figures, not discredit them. I am surprised people like Pep [Guardiola], [Carles] Puyol, Xavi [Hernandez] and [Victor] Valdes aren’t at the club. Something is not being done right.”

Pique | Source

Pique saying “Something is not being done right.” will stick with me. Enlightening interview.