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Barca Star: Pep Lost Faith In Me

Barca Star: Pep Lost Faith In Me

By SL International - Mar 24, 2018 01:27 PM

An FC Barcelona star has revealed that former manager Pep Guardiola lost faith in him before the Spaniard had left the club in 2012.

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Gerard Pique was brought back to the Camp Nou by Guardiola after spending the early part of his career at Manchester United.

Pique established himself as a starter in Guardiola's first season, but the defender claims the famous coach lost faith in him in 2012.

"Everything seemed to fall apart in 2012. I don't know why. Perhaps I had lost the fear that drove me to that level. But for whatever reason, I started questioning myself. As the season went on, Pep started to lose faith in me," Pique said in The Players Tribune.

"For the first three seasons, we had a phenomenal relationship. I still revere Pep as a manager. But the truth is, it was an extremely hard time.

"He wanted his players to be obsessed with football 24 hours a day, and at that point in my life, I didn't understand it. I wasn't as committed to that philosophy. Pep simply didn't trust me anymore, and the crucial moment was when he decided not to play me against Real Madrid in the league.

"That was crushing to me. I started to think, is this it? Is the dream of playing for Barca over? Is this how fast it can go away?"

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Chicharito07 Joined: 27 Nov 2015
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Chicharito07 Mar 27, 2018 02:17 AM
Lol drama queen Pique
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Mar 26, 2018 08:07 AM
If he didn't bench you against Madrid you wouldn't be saying what you are saying, you too obsessed
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clemz7 Mar 25, 2018 09:52 AM
If u undermine coach u will be benched babaaa
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Dr_Irvin_Khoza Mar 25, 2018 08:46 AM
You are a legend Pique but you are sometimes a massive liability at the back.I perfectly understand why Pep lost faith in you sir
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 25, 2018 12:38 AM
Pep hv his own way to control his players
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Michaeltshigama Mar 24, 2018 04:28 PM
Pep should have benched u till u left coz talk too much

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