Gerard Piqué This Saturday he obtained the award for sports activities benefit from the Generalitat of Catalonia in recognition of his profession. The Barça center-back assured throughout his speech of thanks that being Catalan “is a privilege”.

“The opposite day after they instructed me they deliberate to offer me this award, I considered every thing that occurred to me till I acquired right here earlier than all of you“, he mentioned firstly of his speech.

Piqué recalled his time in England earlier than returning to turn out to be some of the essential center-backs within the historical past of Barça: “Once I was 17 I made a decision to go to Manchester and it was a vital resolution in my sports activities profession. We start to worth issues once we lose them or cease having them and I noticed that I used to be privileged after I fulfilled my dream of returning to Barça after having to go overseas for 4 years, “he mentioned.

“Once I returned house I noticed that being Catalan makes us privileged, as a result of in Catalonia now we have every thing and now we have to worth it, as a result of now we have a terrifying nation“, assured Piqué about his land.

The azulgrana additionally took benefit to ship a consciousness message With Christmas simply across the nook within the warmth of the Covid wave: “I do know that everybody is wanting ahead to those holidays, however you need to make one final effort. We Catalans are recognized for having widespread sense, so let’s use it. Let’s deal with one another and absolutely 2021 will deliver us many good issues“he commented.