Gerard Pique believes that just trying to win the Champions League would be ‘suicide’ for Barcelona.
Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 and Pique says they can’t afford to concentrate only on the European trophy. Barca Blaugranes reports.
“To only try and win the Champions League would be suicide. In the way we operate, we’re stronger when we don’t let everything ride on a single match,” Pique said.
“If we concentrate on LaLiga, it’s better, because it’s the measuring stick we use to see where we currently stand.
“Barça have never won the Champions League without winning LaLiga too. If we focus on LaLiga, we’ll win the Champions League.
“Barça’s style of play doesn’t lack anything. We become very strong in regular competitions, where we play a lot of matches and not a single final where it’s a coin flip.
”There are teams who base their season on the opposite to us and it could serve them well, but it’s different playing in LaLiga than the Champions League. It’s been shown that if we perform well in LaLiga, we’ll perform well in Europe too.”