Sunday June 7 2015
Piqué: 'Struggled with Juve'

Gerard Piqué admits that Barcelona 'struggled' against Juventus, but is delighted about the treble.

The Blaugrana picked up the Champions League final after a convincing 3-1 victory against the Italian champions, but the Spanish defender said it was not an easy path.

“We struggled a bit when Juve made it 1-1, but our season has been like that,” he said, as reported by

“We've learned to suffer at certain moments. The counterattack has given us a lot.

“It’s easy with three players who are so fast and with such quality up front. You give them the ball and they just create goal opportunities.”

“How do I feel after another European triumph? It's unique, amazing.

“It's been a tough season, but the end has been impressive – with the good run we've had in the last few months, and a calendar so difficult that we've had to beat the Italian champions, the German champions, the French champions and the English champions.

“We are the best, as we've shown both with our results and style of play. We're very happy. Now it's time to celebrate.”

When asked to evaluate the Blaugrana's season at large, Piqué sounded enthusiastic.

“Nobody could imagine that we would win a treble this season. We are here tonight, and that's because we have done things the right way.

“When you wear this shirt, you have to stay at a good level every year. With this generation of players, you have to try to win every trophy, every year, and put Barcelona at the very top.

“We are part of the family that is FC Barcelona, which is wonderful.

“We're part of a club that despite playing well earned nothing years ago, but now this has changed thanks to a generation of unique players with an innate talent, and we hope it lasts for years.

“We'll try to bring the club many trophies. We're enjoying it more than ever. This is the Champions League title I have enjoyed the most, maybe because a few years have passed since the last time we won it.”

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