A social media outpouring of support followed Barcelona defender‘s sudden retirement announcement on Thursday. In a video posted on social media, Gerard Pique announced that his career-ending match would be a Saturday home game versus Almeria. Planet Football reacts to Pique’s shocking Barcelona retirement.
Although Pique’s importance at Barcelona had significantly decreased recently, he was still anticipated to stay with the team throughout the season. He surprised everyone with his announcement. He is the most notable Blaugrana player to have retired in a highly successful period that also saw the likes of Xavi, Carles Puyol, and many others at the top of their games.
Players and coaches from both the past and the present expressed their gratitude in Pique’s responses. Barcelona “respects” Piqué’s choice to retire, claims Laporta. After Saturday’s match between Barcelona and Almeria, the Spanish defender announced that he will be retiring.
Ferran Torres remarked, “You are the greatest. Patrick Kluivert wrote, “Thanks for everything.” It’s a pleasure to share the field and the locker room! Giuseppe Rossi said. You, Gerry, are the best! a large hug You earned it. Enjoy. You’re terrific, commented Aymeric Laporte, a fellow international for Spain. I’m grateful. Ivan Rakitic wrote, “Always on my team.”
Javier Mascherano and Rafinha, two ex-teammates, responded with emojis of raised hands and hearts, respectively. The illustrious center-back will have a difficult weekend at Camp Nou because the team will probably pay him tribute before the game.
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