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Gerard Pique quotes on life, wisdom, parenthood, achievement, confidence, evolution, sports, football, etc.

100 Motivating Quotes By Gerard Piqué

Quick Facts

Famous As: Football Player

Born On: February 2, 1987

Born In: Barcelona

Gerard Piqué is a Spanish professional footballer. He made his debut in ‘FC Barcelona’ as defensive midfielder, and joined the ‘Manchester United’ in 2004. He returned to ‘FC Barcelona’ in 2008. In 2015, he helped ‘Barcelona’ win the ‘2015 UEFA Champions League Final,’ which was the club’s fifth European cup. He made his debut for Spain in 2009. Spain won the ‘2010 FIFA World Cup’ and ‘UEFA Euro 2012’ in which Gerard played a crucial role. We have curated some of Gerard’s best quotes on topics such as life, wisdom, parenthood, achievement, confidence, and evolution. He is also one of the only four players to win the ‘UEFA Champions League’ two years in a row with two different teams.  

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I'm very proud of all the career I've had with the national team.

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Football is a very passionate world.

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I know words sometimes have consequences, but I try to choose the correct words every time.

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The only problem is that there are a lot of people here in Catalonia who want to separate from Spain and a lot of people who don't want to. We are talking about 50-50, more or less, and that is why it is difficult.

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Politics is always a difficult thing to talk about because, like football, the views are radical. You think this way; that guy thinks the opposite way. It is, like, nearly a fight, and feelings are very strong.

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I think the Catalonian people really identify with Barcelona - the fans are really proud of the team and the club.

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I think, for Catalonia, FC Barcelona means a lot because it is one of the top clubs in the world, and that means that it's a way to show what Catalonia is in the world.

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I am trying to live as natural as I can with my son.

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Not everything, always, is about your performance. It's about the team performance. When the team is not playing well, then normally, you will not play well. It's all about the team.

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It's a responsibility when you have won as much as I have done, as much as the teams I have played for have done: then the fans are waiting for more.

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I remember, when I arrived in England, a lot of people said that my style of play was not for England.

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It's essential to have equilibrium in your life.

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My style suits Barcelona's style of play.

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I don't want to be in the public eye so much that you reach the point where everyone has an opinion about you.

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Shakira has a very great career, knows a lot, and has taught me a lot. She came into my life to transform it, and that makes me very happy.

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I've done most of my career with Barca, with the exception of the period I played for Manchester United.

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Real Madrid are such an immense team - a big, big club.

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When you're playing for a great team like Madrid, with a lot of pressure because you have to win every game, it's a difficult life.

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I always think that the best players can fit in any team, no matter the style of the team.

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I am very proud of my three years there, of having decided to go to Manchester first - at 17, it was the perfect time for me to leave home because it helped make me as a person.

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I am proud to have been part of a Sir Alex Ferguson team.

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With Messi, we're talking about the best player in the world. It doesn't matter if he's a little bit injured: he can still change everything.

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I consider that, in a democracy, everyone has the right to decide. If people don't have the right to express what they feel, we would be going back to a bygone era.

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I love '80s music, but in the dressing room, it tends to be more lively!

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My routine prior to a big game is the same for any other match. Eat, sleep, chat with teammates during the day, and then, as the match draws near, I listen to my music on the trip to the stadium and zone in.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has not changed since we were both at Manchester United.

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I have not betrayed Barca, and I'm surprised anyone would doubt my commitment to Barcelona, because I've been a fan since birth.

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It is very difficult to find a player who stays at the same club for the whole of their career.

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You try to do the best for your club, and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar, my relationship is really strong.

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I have always said that to play for the national team is a pride and a great motivation.

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I would like to change the refereeing system. The pressure that is put on an official in a match is too large.

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In order to eliminate injustices and to ensure there would be less controversy, I would introduce technology that would make refereeing better.

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Besides what he does on the field, one must thank Messi's human quality.

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I am privileged and very happy to be a professional sportsperson, but should that make people so angry?

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The majority of Espanyol supporters are polite, but there are always rowdy minorities.

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Barcelona is my life, and I do not plan to leave.

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In a match between Barca and Madrid, there are no favourites. It does not matter how they have been faring.

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Experience says it's not easy to find a center back for Barca.

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There won't be more Messis, and we don't expect there to be more, as there won't be another generation in La Masia like the one with Xavi, Busi, Puyol, Iniesta and me.

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You're not always at your best.

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Everybody knows that footballers have text groups on WhatsApp. I have one just for my friends from home, and I have another just for my Barca team-mates.

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At Barcelona, we didn't do gym work until the age of 18. That was really hard.

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Sometimes you're more involved in controversy, and at other times, you're disconnected.

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I hope to keep being competitive until I retire, and I hope that's here. It's Barca or nothing.

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Players like Neymar are great for football.

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I have to devote my time and thoughts to training and playing.

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Messi often has a crowd of opponents around him, but with Neymar on the pitch, too, at least two of those opposition players will have to be aware of him.

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I want to be president of Barcelona - that's my dream.

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I'm not cut out to be a coach.

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I arrived when I was a kid; I was just 17. I would have liked to have played more, but I learned a lot in Manchester.

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Negredo is an exceptional player.

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There comes a point when you realise that you're storming forward, that you can beat anyone, and this is what has ended up winning us the league and putting us in two finals.

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I don't associate this sport with anything except Barcelona.

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I'll retire at Barca. I don't know when - the older I am, the better. I'm sure about that; I can't see myself wearing any other shirt.

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To have the chance to win the treble is very good and rare.

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I've been playing very well for a number of years.

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It seems like when I don't talk so much, people praise my performances more.

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When you're in the semi-finals of the Champions League, you need to be really good and need a little bit of luck.

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We want the best players to be at Barcelona.

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I think Jurgen Klopp is doing a great job at Liveprool. The style of play is the opposite of Guardiola.

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Anything can happen in the Clasico.

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Arbeloa said he was my friend, but I don't consider him my friend - maybe someone I know, but not my friend.

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I've never seen a Barca without control of the game. I've never seen a Barca that doesn't have the ball and lets the opposition attack all the time.

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For me, coming to the national team is like coming home.

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Being called up to the national team is about going with them, playing the best you possibly can, and trying to win. That's how I understand it.

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Being called up to the national team isn't a competition of who's more patriotic.

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I was 17 years old and missed many things about Barcelona, particularly the food. Fortunately, Sir Alex Ferguson realised my situation and helped me to grow. For me, the gaffer was like a second father.

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My relationship with Ramos started off somewhat 'cold.'

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I know that there are many people who are hoping that things don't go well for me.

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In the Franco era, we couldn't defend our ideas.

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You have to live your life day by day, enjoy what you're doing right now.

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I like to stay busy. I have a lot of things on my mind.

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As a teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo is a perfect '10.' I admire him professionally because he sets an example to follow both as a player and as a person.

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Every year, Messi seems to reach his limit, but he always ends up exceeding that. He is the best.

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I studied economics with some teachers from ESADE. It's a really good school here in Spain. They helped me to understand a little about numbers, stats, economics, etc.

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I think when people say Madrid are playing well and Barca are not and vice-versa, or when one wins the Champions League, it's better than the other, I don't think that makes sense. Everyone takes their own path.

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Completely, in the end, being at a club like FC Barcelona who must win titles, you have to stay motivated, and often times, using your head is more important than using your body.

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We try to study our rivals so we know where to improve.

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There are stages in life in which you have to bring things to a close because of motivation.

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I would prefer to keep my distance a bit from the cameras. I want to keep a private life.

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In England, there are big games but nothing like the Clasico. Manchester United versus Liverpool is a really great match, probably the best over there. But Barcelona-Madrid is different to any other game in the world.

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I can't stand comparisons to the past. It doesn't matter what we did in previous seasons.

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I am and feel Catalan.

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The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is very big.

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We have to enjoy ourselves and go for every trophy we can.

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Evolution is all about looking forward.

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When one is young, one can become distracted and overconfident.

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With VAR, the refereeing errors will be reduced, and therefore, we'll all be on equal terms. It will take a lot of the responsibility from the referees on vital decisions, like penalties and goals, and they will make far fewer mistakes.

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I moved to Manchester United when I was a 17-year-old kid. Nemanja Vidic was five years older than me and Rio Ferdinand nearly nine years, and at the time, they were the best central defenders in the world. They never had a bad game.

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I learned so much during my time at United. Sharing a dressing room with Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Ryan Giggs at such a young age was an amazing experience. I didn't play as much as I would have liked, but it was a master's degree in development both as a player and a person.

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If you stop now and start to realise what you have achieved, then you start to relax, and you start to lose. I don't think about everything I have achieved. I will do it when I retire because then I will have a lot of days to remember.

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It's true that sometimes we have paparazzi or some kind of photographers following us, but you have to live normal. I mean, if you try to not go to the supermarket or not go to the cinema, you won't live properly, and you won't enjoy living. We are trying to be as normal as we can.

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You try to do the best for your club, and you also create relationships and friendships - with Neymar, my relationship is really strong, even though it really hurt the club when he left. As a friend, I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what.

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Business is another kind of world that I don't think is as passionate. It is not the pressure to perform as you have in football. It is more about strategy, skill, about how you deal with all the information you have. Some of the things from football I can bring to business, and some things from business I can bring to football.

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When I can talk about my teammates who help make me a better player, or even the coach who gave me the self-confidence to continue being who I am, these are fundamental people who have had an influence throughout my life and my professional career, and I'm very thankful to them, and they know it.

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I always try to say what I'm thinking, what I'm feeling, and without fear of what others will say or think, and that's how I've always lived. Sometimes, this has ended up hurting me, and other times, it has helped me, but I think you can never forget who you are, and I've always been myself, and that one of the things I'm most proud of.

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It changes everything, absolutely everything. The love you feel for your child transforms everything. Now you have someone helpless and tiny that depends on you and only you. You look at him and know that your world is focused on him, on that part of you.

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I think that every day, more and more people are conscious of what Barca is, that Barca is a global brand, and you can go anywhere in the world and see a child wearing a Barca shirt, and that means a lot: not just that people like Barca but that they also like the colours and even buy the shirt.

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Luis Enrique has a clear idea, and the team has understood it perfectly. He asks us to press high up the pitch, to counter quickly when the opposition attacks and try to maximise the space between the lines with the speed we have.

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I always said that Messi has some talent that no one has. I mean, he has the ball and his speed controlling the ball. The ball doesn't go two metres far from his foot; it's always there. It's impossible to catch him. This talent I didn't see from anyone.

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