Real Madrid and Barcelona rivalry: Barcelona and Spanish defender made a stunning revelation about hatred rumors towards Madrid stars.
The Spanish defender has made a shocking revelation about their rivalry between Real Madrid and he told the media everything.
Jose Mourinho was one of the key reasons why the Real Madrid players thought that the Barcelona players hated them.
Gerard Pique also claimed that it came to the extent that Iker Casillas refused to talk to him during the Spain national team duty.
Real Madrid and Barcelona rivalry
“Mourinho got into the heads of the Real Madrid players. Mourinho used to tell them: ‘These guys (Barca players) hate you’, and they believed him. Once I went with the Spanish National Team in the Mourinho Era, I told Casillas: ‘Hey Iker, what’s up?’ And he did not talk to me.”.
“During Euro 2012 it was the worst moment of the Mourinho-Pep rivalry. The Madrid and Barça players had to make an agreement to be able to play together. Xavi and Iker were very close friends and it came a point that they didn’t even talk to each other.”
Pique On the Pep-Mourinho rivalry: “Mourinho was in the press conferences, everyday, you know how he is, he has a style. At some point it all became too much for Pep Guardiola. Sometimes it was more important what happened outside of the pitch than on it.”
“At the end, Guardiola left. Real Madrid won the league that season and all of a sudden he decided to leave for many reasons, but I’m pretty sure that part of it was because with Mourinho… it was too much.”