Gerard Pique believes he is unfairly blamed for any goal Barcelona concede, after the centre-back was criticised for his role in Valencia’s second-minute goal during Sunday’s 1-1 draw between the two sides.
He failed to completely deal with a Los Che corner in the build-up to Ezequiel Garay’s goal, the latest in a string of high-profile errors from Pique this season that have cost Barcelona, who lost top spot in La Liga to Sevilla due to the result despite Lionel Messi‘s brilliant equaliser.
However, the defender believes the criticism he is receiving is harsh, and stems from people in the media having it out for him.
“I know that there are many people who are hoping that things don’t go well for me,” the 31-year-old said.
“They can enjoy it, they should come out of their caves and enjoy the sun. There are many people waiting for me and want to go for me.
”When we concede a goal it’s my fault, there are people who are waiting for me, but not only in Madrid. The TV can take advantage, come out of the cave, because this is going to change.”