Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has spoken about a number of subjects in a revealing interview with The Players’ Tribune.
As well as talking about his time with Manchester United and how much an influence Sir Alex Ferguson was on his career, the Spaniard details the WhatsApp chat he has mocking Real Madrid players.
“All we do in that group is talk shit to one another about Barca and Real! It’s the best. We’re just like little kids. And the truth is, it’s especially hilarious for me right now, because now we’re up 15 points on Real in the league. So I’m getting very creative in my responses.
Pique continues to talk about how Real Madrid boasted about their form last season, but Barcelona have had the last laugh in recent months:
“Man, every time they won a match last season, they were posting shirtless photos on Instagram from the locker room. Remember that?” Pique continued.
“They were smiling and flexing their muscles like The Rock and saying #HalaMadrid and posting little trophy emojis. This season, though, it’s a different vibe. All their Instagram photos are looking very somber. “3 points today. We must keep working harder!”
“So I’m texting them in the WhatsApp group, “Come on guys, why so serious?!” Then I put a little crying emoji, and a laughing emoji.
I even made a special name for the group. It’s called: CONGRATULATIONS.”