BARCELONA defender Gerard Pique has voiced his admiration for “hero” Lionel Messi and has hailed their understanding on the pitch.
The Argentina international has once more been in sublime form for the Catalans this term, netting 32 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions, and Pique is delighted to be part of the same team as the prolific attacker.
“It’s easy playing alongside Messi because he is a great hero,” Pique was quoted as saying on the official Barcelona website.
“Our understanding is getter better and better on the field.”
The defender then went on to discuss Barcelona’s ambitions in the second half of the season and stressed that the Camp Nou side want to go far in all competitions they are taking part in.
“Now the Champions League is coming up, the fixture list is tough but we are looking forward to it and I think we have the chance to do something big this season.
“We just have to keep the same level, keep getting results and get through the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey and try to put pressure on Real Madrid in La Liga.
“Meanwhile, we have to keep picking up maximum points ourselves.”