Pique loving Madrid chirps

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The Spanish defender has been known to cause off the field controversy in poking fun at his club’s bitter rivals, having famously mocked Cristiano Ronaldo after Barca won the treble last season, before making fun of the Galacticos after they were expelled from the Spanish Cup.

And with the El Clasico the next La Liga match scheduled after the international break on 2 April, Pique admits he has fun taking digs at Los Blancos from time to time.

"I am clear in what is my way of being and behave according to it," he said in an interview with GQ magazine.

"The Barca-Madrid rivalry is what has always made us be among the greatest.

"So, from time to time I like to stir up the rivalry."

Pique then hailed the unified nature of the Barcelona team as they remain on track for the treble this season.

"It is a family,” he said of the environment at Camp Nou. “We are team-mates who have shared the jersey for many years.

"We share losses, wins, questions, problems, joys, injuries. And I don't just mean the players. I also speak of physios, doctors, coaches. We have had many good experiences."

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