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Pique explains his role in Griezmann video and admits Bartomeu is p***ed off

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Gerard Pique has explained his role in Antoine Griezmann’s infamous ‘Decision’ video and says Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is not too happy with the Frenchman.

Griezmann’s video announcing his future was produced by Pique’s company Kosmos Studios, but the defender says he was unaware of Griezmann’s decision.

“A few months ago, I spoke with Griezmann and he said to me there was a possibility of him coming. when he made the decision, he said we could record it.

“I wasn’t there on a day to day basis and I didn’t know the decision he was going to make. Yesterday, they called me and they told me it was going to be played.

“They criticised me for something that was going to happen anyway. I didn’t not advise him, I just put the camera there to see how difficult it is.

“At the moment that I knew, I called the club in the last day and there was no time to react. They didn’t record two finals. They recorded what you saw. Everything new generates debate and it’s good that people see how a decision is made.

“He [Bartomeu] was pissed off. He called me. Barcelona is above everything and there are many players that want to come. In the end people give more importance to everything that is talked about. This programme was very close to a lot of player.”

Source | AS

Pique’s role in Griezmann’s video is all a bit weird, and it’s hard to believe he had no idea what decision the Atletico Madrid star had made before the video was announced.