Xavi Hernández doesn’t want Gerard Pique to become a headache for FC Barcelona in 2022-23. Thus, before the start of the pre-season, the master of Terrassa convinced the player to keep a low profile during this year, avoiding controversies related to his private and professional life which generated a climate hostile to the press. And the power plant, for now, has been filled with growing.
Away from social media and with his usual hectic nocturnal life in mind, the 35-year-old has become more of a coaching staff, adding to training daily and waiting by the bench for minutes. In this sense, the ‘3’ knows that he has a very complicated life after the arrivals of Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé, in addition to the good level shown by Eric García at the start of the season.
Adding to Ronald Araújo (the one who started the 2022-23 season as a right-back), Pique is currently Barca’s fifth seatbut the tightening of the calendar makes it foreseen that, sooner than later, the rotations will force Xavi to throw away the hand of the captain, by which the player must keep himself on top physically and show that he can still be very useful to the team, more when the requirement this season is total.
The investment made this summer obliges Barça to, at least, win La Liga, an objective in which the club began with an unexpected return in front of the Ray (0-0). On his side, Gérard keeps his role as an employer on the sidelines with his powerful company Kosmos, minimizing his public appearances in subjects related to Andorra and Glass Davis. That yes, her love life ensues giving headlines to the “pink” press.
The pay cut, another pending “series” with Hammered
Whereas the farándula program ‘Sociality’ filters the first photographs of the defender with his new girlfriend, Clara Chíaen Can Barça follows by arguing the possibility of withdrawing Hammered’s salary again. The player has already deferred more than 30 million euros from his record since the start of the pandemic in 2020 and, with two years of the deal remaining, so far it has been impossible to make another readjustment in line with LaLiga rule. The same success with Sergio Busquets. In the meantime, Koundé follows while waiting to be registered.