Gerard Pique claims Barcelona ready to revenge on Bayern Munich
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes if there is any team that can comeback from four goals down against Bayern Munich, it’s the Blaugrana. The Catalans will play host to their German opponents at Nou Camp after being hammered 4-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal at Allianz Arena almost a week ago.
Gerard Pique admits there are no excuses for Barcelona’s poor performance against Bayern Munich. The Spaniard claims its time Barcelona grab redemption by qualifying for the Champions League final at Wembley.
“If there is one team that can fight back from a 4-0 deficit against this Bayern Munich, it is this Barca,” Gerard Pique said. “We cannot feel as though we have already been eliminated. An early goal would give us a lot of confidence. We are part of a club with a lot of history. And we will do our best to add to that history.”
The former Manchester United center back told reporters in an interview before the game that Barcelona hadn’t given hope on a comeback, as a matter of fact the whole locker-room was buzzing with excitement over unleashing their best against Bayern Munich.
“The players believe a comeback is 100% possible,” Gerard Pique said. “As the days have gone by we have been bolstering our confidence with positive messages. Football is also psychological. If the right things come together and we get lucky, anything is possible.”
Gerard Pique reiterated coach Tito Vilanova’s stance on how Barcelona should play against Bayern Munich. The 26-year-old Spain international explained that Barcelona didn’t need to change their gameplay, but they were in need of improving it.
“We need to open up the pitch, have possession and move the ball quickly,” Gerard Pique added. “We have to be very offensive. The wide backs have to push forward. [Lionel] Messi has to be part of the game. The forwards have to be incisive and the midfielders need to find more room in the middle of the pitch.”
Scoring four goals over Bayern Munich, especially after they scored four and maintained a clean-sheet over Barcelona, seems quite impossible. However, nothing seems impossible for Lionel Messi these days. The Argentinean hit-man might not be in full health, but he is still in good shape to cut through the best defenses in the world.