Former FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique said on Tuesday that Barça “didn’t buy a referee” and would set his hands on fire because of it.
Former Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué said this Tuesday while he was with the Barça team that the players were unaware that the Cle Club had paid referee director Jose María Enriquez Negreira and that the entity had to remove the referee. He said he was sure he hadn’t bought it.
In an interview with El Món a RAC1, which he first gave after cutting his boots as a Barça player last November, the former centre-back described how “dirty” the club’s image was. I want to,” he said. , “no one can doubt” the successes achieved over the last two decades.
“Barça have not won a referee, so I will reach out to the fire. If you want to buy a referee, it’s very easy. Stay with him and give him the envelope,” Piqué stressed. .
In this sense, he thought, since many people already knew the referee, the arbitration report was useless for the players, but especially not for the coaches.
“Athletes, especially longtime players like us, already know the referees, but coaches, especially coaches coming from abroad, need to use these shoes to know which feet each referee is wearing. I’m good at having reports,” he pointed out. outside.
And when asked if the outcome of the “Negreira incident” casts doubt on his successful stage titles as a player, he added: I passed the Olympics and become:
However, in an interview, Piqué, who made no secret of his desire to become president of the club in the future “without coercion”, said he had “great confidence” in Barça and its current coaches, and said he would not allow legal consequences. Payments to the Vice-Chairman of the Referees Technical Committee (CTA) from 1994 to 2018.
During the interview, the former Bonanova footballer also detailed his retirement from professional football, which was announced last November. This was a “very thoughtful” decision that he does not regret, considering it was “most appropriate” for him and for society. team.
Likewise, when he announced his retirement, he said that all “pending accounts” of his contract with the Barça club had already been resolved, and the final stage of the Kings League at the Camp Nou, the 7- The a-side soccer tournament you have has something to do with your goodbye.
“It was my enthusiasm to bring the Kings League to the Camp Nou and I wrote a message to the president (Laporta). In the end we reached an agreement that we believe Barça will win. Because we will split up and allocate everything we earn to the production of the event,” he reconciled.
Piqué defends the club in the Negreira case: ‘Barça didn’t bribe the referee, so I would set my hand on fire’. pic.twitter.com/THwbEk7ojw
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