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The La Masia youth system product is considered one of the greatest defenders in the world. It won’t be a surprise if Gerard Pique one day becomes the captain of the Spanish national team.
Pique has the fantastic ability of making quality performances at club and international level. The defender had won the heart of his nation as the defensive partner to the beloved Carles Puyol during the World Cup in South Africa. Pique and Puyol had remained back to defend while Sergio Ramos and Joan Capdevila had gone forward.
The self-possessed defender comes in at a towering height of 6’4” and thus is able to assist the team during cornerkicks. Pique can also be seen leading counterattacks and making long passes to the striker.
The defender also strongly claims in a story on Goal.com that he is the one defender Cristiano Ronaldo cannot pass.
Now that he is at Real Madrid, I know all of his tricks, because he was my rival every day in practice. However, this does not guarantee anything, because I know that he is a very complete player.
Pique and Ronaldo were once teammates at Manchester United in the early 2000s but now are archrivals at Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively.
Gerard Pique has the star quality and talent to reassure any team’s line of defense. Millions viewed Pique chase and block Mario Balotelli tirelessly throughout Spain’s match against Italy, which proves that the defender can tackle any player in the world for as long as it takes.