Pique, make his first appearance After sustaining a right knee injury in November, he yelled at teammates to “hold the ball longer” as they prepared to defend a corner. Griezmann replied that he should calm down.
“Damn it, Grizi,” Pique replied. “No. Mother. We suffer. We were [pinned] back for five minutes. Hell we’re running like crazy “
Griezmann replied, “Don’t yell at me, mother! I also suffer and run like crazy.”
The two slacked off with the goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen reminded his teammates of their defensive duties as PSG prepared for the set game.
PSG, and Mbappe in particular, went through the aisles after the break, with the striker completing his hat trick and Moise Kean Also on target when the Ligue 1 champions took a big step towards the quarter-finals ahead of the second leg in Paris on March 10th. The defeat brought back memories of the recent defeats against Europe Roma, Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Griezmann has since returned to France after Barca players had two days off after losing, which sparked controversy in local media. When approached by reporters at the airport late Tuesday, the Barca striker told them it was none of their business where he was going.
The loss to PSG leaves Barca on the verge of a second straight season without trophies. You are eight points behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga after one game more and 2-0 to Seville tie in their Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Still, said coach Ronald Koeman It is “crazy” to say he should consider stepping down and reminded supporters that it will take time to see the benefit of the changes Barca are going through.
“We’re obviously missing things, but I never thought we didn’t before this game,” he said. “It’s not the end of the road. It seems like I’m more realistic than anyone else.”
Koeman’s comments came the same day as former Qatar coach Xavi Hernandez reiterated his desire to take over Camp Nou in the future.
“Everyone will see me as a Barca coach one day,” said Xavi. “I have a lot of respect for Barca and I also have respect for Koeman, the current coach.
“But I hope [to return as coach]. I’m not going to hide this, but with respect for the club’s current management team which is in the middle [three] Competitions and I wish them all the best. “
A new president will be elected on March 7th at Camp Nou and depending on the outcome, could decide to appoint his own coach.
“We’ll see who comes in as president next month,” added Xavi. “But of course it is a dream to coach Barca. There is no doubt about that.”