Gerard Pique has received backing from Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, following his attack on Real Madrid’s values during last week’s international break.
The Blaugrana’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner came out in defence of the player the day after his comments and the president has reiterated the club’s support.
“The club already made its position clear through Cardoner and is in agreement with Pique,” Bartomeu said on Monday.
He was speaking at the presentation of the soon-to-be-built Estadi Johan Cruyff, where some of the club’s youth teams and the women’s team will play.
Curiously, one of Pique’s main criticisms of Real Madrid was the activities of those who visited their presidential box, yet Bartomeu announced that the new ground will have one and spoke of his pride at the thought that the world’s best coaches would visit it to see the academy’s best talents.