Gerard Pique's 'Hand of God' Incident, It's Valverde's Word

Gerard Pique's 'Hand of God' Incident, It's Valverde's Word

However, Valverde said that the defender did not do it deliberately.
Gerard Pique-Barcelona

Goaltren.com - Gerard Pique did not deserve a red card over his hands-on he did sata Barcelona a 3-1 win over Olympiakos in Group D Champions League, according to manager Ernesto Valverde.

La Liga's top team recorded three wins from three European games this season after Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in the continental blue club competition.

Barcelona went ahead after Dimitris Nikolau scored an own goal, but they played with 10 men when Messi scored a free-kick in the 61st minute after Pique got a second yellow card for trying to put the ball into the net with his hand.

However, Valverde said that the defender did not do it deliberately.

"I do not know Pique's movement, I think it's just instinct, it was a mistake that made the second half a bit more difficult because we lacked one player," Valverde told FFT.

The manager also commented on Messi's vital action in the game earlier.
"Messi built an attack and he is looking for players to do a combination, with his bait," he added.

"It's part of his instinct, as he runs toward the goal he sees a teammate in the right position, which he can take on a combination of operands and score goals." (fft / rer)

Advertisement
See also ×
Powered by Blogger.