Gerard Pique says Barcelona need a drastic overhaul following their “humiliating” 8-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich and has offered to be “the first to leave” to kick start the process of change.
Friday’s loss in the Champions League quarterfinals was Barcelona’s biggest ever in Europe and confirms a trophyless campaign for the Spanish side who also surrendered their La Liga crown to Real Madrid in meek fashion.
“We have hit rock bottom,” said Pique who has won 20 major titles with the club.
“This is not the first, nor the second, nor the third time. We are not on the right path.”
He continued: “Coaches and players follow one another, but it has been several years since we have been able to be competitive on a European level.
“We all have to think internally and decide what is best for the club, for Barca. Tonight was unacceptable for Barcelona.
“It’s very hard to take but I hope it will be useful for something, for us to all think about it.
“The club needs changes. And I’m not talking at the level of the coach or the players, but structurally the club needs changes of all kinds.