Gerard Pique Makes Bold Barcelona Claim

Following Barcelona’s Clasico victory against Real Madrid, Gerard Pique has stated his belief that Barca’s record of six consecutive Copa del Rey final appearances will not be broken.

Barcelona became the first team to reach six successive Copa finals following their 3-0 win against Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A Luis Suarez brace led the Blaugrana to a 4-1 aggregate win over bitter rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The outspoken Pique basked in the performance telling reporters post-match: “Reaching a sixth final… I don’t think what we have achieved is something that will ever happen again in the Copa del Rey.

“We’ve won it a lot in recent years but we want to win it again. It’s special to qualify for a final. It’s actually been more out of habit than anything else. Turning things around against Levante and Sevilla and then this [winning at Madrid].”

“It was an important win. Madrid were on top in the first half, but we took advantage of the space in the second half to win the game and the tie. It’s a great way to reach the final. Winning here and reaching the final is always a cause for happiness.”

Barcelona will be back in another Clasico action on Saturday when they face Madrid in LaLiga.

Barcelona sit clear of third-placed Real Madrid with nine points, and Pique hoping Barca get a result in their next visit to the Bernabéu on Saturday said:

“We’ve been lucky to win a lot of games here and by some big margins. But it was a complicated match and they’re not that far behind us [in the league]. We can’t relax now because it would not bode well for Saturday.

“We’re coming through this phase of games – which was really tough [away against Lyon, Sevilla and Madrid twice] – really well. You can’t always play well, but we’re getting results and we hope to get another good result in the next Clasico.”