Pique: "If I were a Real Madrid fan, Casillas would be my idol".

Gerard Piqué defended Iker Casillas and discussed the 'Clásico' during an appearance on Cadena SER's El Larguero radio show.

"He was the best goalkeeper in the world for many years. I'd have to be over there to understand the Bernabéu jeering him. If I were a Real Madrid fan, Casillas would be my idol, my icon. He ought to be seen as a role model for everyone associated with Real Madrid", Piqué stated on the subject of his Spain teammate.

Luis Enrique:"We had a bit of trouble getting going at the beginning of the season, but our understanding of how Luis Enrique wants to play is getting better and better. He's different to Guardiola, but similar in terms of his relationship with the players".

Barça's much-discussed change in style:"Our matches are more end to end now. We're not bossing the middle of the park as much as we used to, but our style of play remains the same. We've got three forwards who are so good that maybe we can bypass the midfield sometimes".

The 'Clásico':"The form book goes out of the window in a game like that. Real Madrid looked to be struggling going into it and we were flying, but 'Clásicos' are unpredictable. Half-time came at a good time for us; they were controlling the match [before the break]".

An interesting footnote:"At a corner Pepe asked about my second son and if he is a handful at home. So did [referee] Mateu Lahoz at one point when Ronaldo was attacking".

Moving to Real Madrid:"You can never say never, but I don't see it. I'm a 'Culé' through and through; I don't think I could ever play for Real Madrid. Barça have always meant everything to me".

Source: Marca


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