- Gerard Pique has spent an illustrious 12 years with Barcelona
- Defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League however provided his lowest point with the Catalan giants
- The Spaniard demanded change in the club, and is willing to be part of those changes if need be
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is willing to leave the club if the board feels he is part of the changes that need to be made in the club after a calamitous ending of the season.
The Catalan giants were thoroughly humiliated by a well-oiled German machine in the form of Bayern Munich as they succumbed to yet another heart breaking exit from the Champions League for the third successive season.
Despite winning 20 major trophies in his 12 year spell with the club, Pique believes there needs to be massive changes and is willing to bite the bullet for the club if necessary.
Speaking immediately after the 8-2 defeat, the World Cup winner described the defeat as “hitting rock bottom” for his club.
"Coaches and players follow one another, but it has been several years since we have been able to be competitive on a European level. We all have to think internally and decide what is best for the club, for Barca. Tonight was unacceptable for Barcelona.
Notably, this was Barcelona’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League and the first time they conceded five goals in a game since 1946.
"The club needs changes. And I'm not talking at the level of the coach or the players, but structurally the club needs changes of all kinds,” the Spaniard went on.
In terms of changes, Barca are anticipating an election in 2021 as they look for a predecessor to Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Coach Quique Setien only replaced Ernesto Valverde, who was accused of corrupting Barca’s traditional playing style before his sack, in January.
But Setien has had to endure a tough seven months with the Catalan giants and was unable to turn his fortunes around, with Barcelona finishing trophy less this season.
Asked about his future with the club, Valverde played down Pique’s comments though he subtly admitted the club needed change.
"If Gerard says that it's time for big changes there's going to be importance to his words. It's time for us to review and take the decisions which are needed for the future."
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how German champions Bayern Munich on Friday night, August 14, qualified for the semifinal of the 2019/20 Champions League after beating Spanish side Barcelona 8-2.
It was a tough game for Barcelona and even their fans who never thought their players would concede such goals against Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich started the encounter impressively and scored their first goal in the 4th minute through Thomas Mueller who got a brilliant assist from Robert Lewandowski.
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