Barca defender still trusts in ability of squad.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona star Gerard Pique looks to pick his team-mates up amid talk of a ‘crisis’
– Cristiano’s word…
– “I’ve seen the team do well without me. Even Arbeloa has scored. Imagine that!”
– “Xabi’s return has been very important. In the World Cup I prefer to avoid Spain, Brazil and Germany”.
– Gerard Pique admits to a critical moment for Barcelona and tells Tello and Montoya: “The door is open”.
– “We either continue sinking or pick ourselves up”.
– ‘Killer’ Luis Suarez – four goals for Liverpool against Norwich.
– World Cup upset. Match-fixing in Segunda B and the ladies’ League.
– Copa stories: Araujo, an Atletico fanatic against Atletico.
– Real Madrid boss Ancelotti makes a plea to Florentino Perez. “As a Christmas present I’d like Xabi’s renewal”.
– “Isco reminds me of Zidane”. “I’m worried about Varane’s knee”.
– Michel Platini: “In the finals the golden goal would be better than a penalty shoot-out”.
– UEFA’s team: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid beat Barca.
– Nominated: Cristiano, Bale, Isco, Ramos, Diego Costa, Courtois, Filipe Luis, Messi and Pique.
– Koke turns down offers from Manchester and Liverpool; the midfielder does not contemplate leaving.
– Pique: “We either continue sinking or pick ourselves up”.
– Pique sends a message of optimism to Blaugrana fans.
– “I trust in this team”.
– “There are two options: We can sink or pick ourselves up, so we must lift ourselves”.
– “We lost two consecutive games with Pep and nobody questioned the way we play”.
– Don’t rule out a central defender. Barca are thinking of signing Balanta and Vergini, who are in the shop window.
– Valencia – the club is for sale.
– Real Madrid – Cristiano decides to go to the Ballon d’Or awards as talk grows that he will win the award this year.
– Brazil boss Felipe Scolari: “Spain are champions and favourites”.