Tuesday April 12 2011
Pique has praise for Rossi

Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique is full of praise for Villarreal's Italy international striker Giuseppe Rossi.

The pair used to play together at Manchester United and have mutual respect for each other.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pique was asked for his opinion of Rossi.

"Ah, Giuseppe… I hope that the rumour [he is coming to Barcelona] is true because he is not only a friend from my time in Manchester, but a striker of absolute quality.

"He knows how to do everything well. He has an assassin-like left-foot and a lot of goals in his feet.

"Today Rossi is one of the opponents who makes me suffer the most because he is little, quick and technical.

"Didier Drogba is an outstanding player, but give me him to defend any day. Giuseppe is slippery - a second is all it takes to lose him.

"How I'd like to have him on my side again…"

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