Classy central defender refused to accept this was his worst night in football, but admitted the Catalans are a level below
Barcelona were beaten to the La Liga title on the final day of last season by their arch rivals.
Gerard Pique admits he feel inferior to Real Madrid for first time in a decade
Gerard Pique is on the ground after scoring an own goal at the Nou Camp
And then had to watch Los Blancos become the first side to win back-to-back Champions Leagues in the modern era.
Before the Bernabeu side’s superiority was confirmed with a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate victory in the Spanish Super Cup.
And, while Pique insisted last night’s loss wasn’t his most humiliating 90 minutes in football, he had to accept Real Madrid are currently a better team.
He said: “This wasn’t worst night for me — that was Spain against Holland [at the 2014 World Cup].
“Real Madrid were simply better.
“It’s true that, in the last nine or ten years, since I returned to Barcelona, it is the first time I feel their superiority over us.
Gerard Pique admits Spain’s defeat to Holland was his worst-ever night
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Gerard Pique challenges Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in the air
Marco Asensio was the Real Madrid hero, netting home and away in Super Cup
“We need to turn this around.”
Pique joined Barca from Manchester United in 2008 — and has seen his side win the Champions League on three occasions and La Liga six times.
However, Real Madrid are now a much younger unit and have been European kings in three of the last four seasons.
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