Gerard Piqué acknowledged at a news conference that FC Barcelona faces the cup final "with the greatest illusion" and about their personal situation has stated that "I have the same excitement as when I arrived." On the other hand, praised the statements of Esperanza Aguirre: "The fans will behave with respect and have the right to speak as they wish" and recalled that "this is football."
"It's football, going out, from one to ninety minutes, to try to win. Maybe we will win or lose, but all that that involves the final, everyone wants to say that people who do not have to swap gets ... is part of football, we are accustomed, "added the defender.
The center back has also highlighted the "special atmosphere" generated by the end of the competition: "It's a great day of football for the spectators and the players themselves." "In a Cup final motivation is always high, whatever pass. Yes it is true that there are other external things, like the case of Abidal (spoken by a liver transplant) or the last game of the coach, which makes this game special. But the motivation is high. "
About Tito Vilanova, near Barcelona coach, explained that "philosophy is Barça" and said it is "highly qualified" to take over the Catalan club's first team. For his part, expressed his respect and admiration for Guardiola: "Pep gave me the opportunity to come here and made me much better player than when I arrived. I feel that the whole team have learned a lot and will leave a void. His up, for me, going to be traumatic. "
Finally, Piqué also commented on the statements of Cristiano Ronaldo. "Change of cycle? For them, another title they have."