Barcelona defender Gerard Pique would like to see Barcelona retain their Champions League crown by beating bitter rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
The final of this year’s European showpiece is set to be held at the Bernabeu and Pique would love to see off Madrid on their own turf.
“It would be my third Champions League and, if on top of that we win it at the Bernabeu and against Real Madrid, it would be fantastic, marvellous,” he told Interviu.
Last season was Pique’s first back at Barca following his return from Manchester United and the 22-year-old insists he never wants to leave.
“To go somewhere else has no part at all in what I want. My wish is to retire at the Nou Camp. I am very happy,” he said.
Despite several big-money arrivals at Real last summer, Pique believes it will be a long time before they are a realistic threat.
“Florentino Perez has thrown away many millions and has great footballers, but they need a lot more time to be a real team,” he said. “They still depend on individuals. Each game we do well in because of what the team does.
“We’re never going to be tired of winning because the dressing room is a tight-knit clan. There is unity, commitment and there are no clashes or in-fighting: we all feel important.”
Pique was also asked whether former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Madrid last year in a world record deal, is a better player than current team-mate Lionel Messi.
“Messi is superior in that he has a direct approach and doesn’t use so much fussiness,” he said. “Ronaldo uses more feints, bicycle kicks… I don’t believe he would be good for Barca. I think it would be very hard for him to fit in because he is a player who needs to feel important and know that he is vital for his team.
“At Barca we are all important but no one is indispensable. We know that Messi is fundamental, the best in the world, but he doesn’t need reminding of that every two minutes.”