Published: Sat, August 19, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Sergio Busquets Slams Pep Segura Over Gerard Pique Remarks

Sergio Busquets Slams Pep Segura Over Gerard Pique Remarks

Iniesta played 68 minutes of the first leg as Barca fell to a 3-1 defeat, leaving them with a mountain to climb when they travel to the capital on Wednesday.

"There are no invincible teams, if there is one certainty in sport then it is that every single team will lose on any given day", Valverde is quoted as saying by Marca.

As he and his current team-mates arrived at the Bernabeu ahead of their Spanish Super Cup second leg, Real Madrid fans chanted "He stays" at Pique in a refreshingly light-hearted - yet still amusing - jest.

Barca confirmed on Monday that they have agreed to sign Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao for €40m, although the Brazil global will not be available for Wednesday's game. "It's hard but we have to keep believing as a team". "We have to look forwards", said Busquets. With Neymar's departure there is a lack of attacking players, but as I said before getting better means improving in all positions and all aspects. We want to convince the fans but the off-the-field situation is not up to me.

The 30-year-old will be hoping recent £40 million arrival Paulinho will be complimented by another couple of big money signings in the next couple of weeks as Barca look to close the gap on Real, who looked miles ahead of the Blaugrana in terms of quality over the two legs of the Super Cup final.

"Clearly we start from behind, but looking at the statistics nothing is impossible", said the coach. "No..."

None of these players have been adequately replaced (although you could argue Coutinho could step into Iniesta's boots), meanwhile Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique are going into their 10th season with the Barca first team and Leo Messi has been there even longer.

"Maybe at certain times, as they showed on Sunday when they took their chances".

Pique's rant was reportedly along the line of, "We're standing around while they dance around us".

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