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Pique slams Barca after Bayern humiliation

Pique asks for change at Barcelona, ready to leave club after Bayern Munich humiliation

August 14, 2020 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The Spanish defender has hinted at an imminent departure after his side's thrashing in Friday's Champions League outing.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says that he will be the first player to leave the Camp Nou outfit if that will lead to a positive change at the club. The Spanish center-back delivered a brutally honest assessment of the state of affairs after his side suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Friday.

A shockwave swept through the whole football fraternity as Hansi Flick's calvary sent out an vehement and portentous message to their Champions League rivals with the night's result. The Bavarians staged one of the best performances seen in the knockout stage of the competition in recent years to completely annihilate their counterparts from Catalonia.

Goals from Thomas Muller, Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry secured a solid lead in the first half for Bayern while Alaba's own-goal proved to be the consolation for Barca. The onslaught was replicated in the second half, with Philippe Coutinho scoring twice against his parent club alongside Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski. In-between, Luis Suarez grabbed another for the ravaged Spaniards who eventually recorded their heaviest defeat in the history of the UEFA Champions League.

While Bayern Munich's high-pressing tactic, resilience and ruthless proved rewarding, Barcelona hardly appeared to be up to the task in the night's proceeding. In a aftermath of the fixture, the Blaugrana's Gerard Pique highlighted a number of shortcomings in the side and further stated that he is ready to put his position on the line if it means things will change for the better.

"I'm in pain," the 33-year-old center back declared.

"We all are. We can't compete like that. It's very, very tough to take. Nothing more is worth saying. The club needs changes. Not just the players, I don't want to point out anyone.

"If I have to go in order to change things I'll be the first to accept that. This was a horrible game .. it's a dreadful feeling. It's shameful. Structurally we need changes at all levels.

"We must accept that we have hit bottom. Not just players but, as a club, we aren't on the right road. We have had years of success but we haven't won the league and we haven't won in Europe and we have to compete. You've seen it on the pitch and this today is unacceptable."

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