Gerard Piqué: 'If we play the way we can, we have to win'

Gerard Piqué training on Wednesday morning / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The FC Barcelona defender expects the Copa del Rey Final to pan out in similar fashion to the European Super Cup game at the start of the season, which was also against Sevilla

Barça will be looking to complete a second successive domestic double on Sunday night (9.30pm CET) when they face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final. Four days before the game, centre back Gerard Piqué spoke to the press about that and other matters, and here’s a selection of quotes from his press conference:

Repeat of the European Cup Final:

“I expect the game to be very similar to the Super Cup match. It will be very difficult against a side that always competes hard and has managed to reach two major finals this season … We are two teams that have stayed faithful to our style of playing throughout the whole season.”

Sevilla in Europa League Final:

“I don’t think it means that they’ll be more tired than us. All we can do is focus on ourselves and make sure we play well. If we play the way we can, we have to win this match.”

Sevilla’s danger points:

Gameiro is a very quick player, he scores goals, breaks games and is surrounded by some very talented team-mates. And they’ve got an obsessive manager, who works hard on set pieces and we’ll have to be especially careful with those.”

A successful season:

“We’ve achieved very high grades this season. Winning La Liga was an exceptional achievement. With the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup as well, if we can add the Copa del Rey then this will have been an excellent season.”

“We are delighted to have won the league, but to win six out of eight is awesome. Nobody at this club had ever done that before. There is no other club that’s able to keep going like we do. And I hope this winning era goes on and on for as long as possible.”