Piqué, and that method of seeing soccer
Joanjo Pallàs proposes an train.
-Among the many Barça gamers which are left now, which ones may occupy the house that Piqué leaves free?
Instantly, there’s a cataract of concepts. Because the names come out, we’re discarding them.
Lewandowski? He’s the benchmark of the present squad, however he has landed on the membership at 34 years previous.
Dembélé questions diets, similar to Piqué. Nevertheless, he doesn’t have an ethical ascendancy over the workers, a lot much less over the parish.
Pedri and Gavi define an exemplary current and future, though nobody visualizes them behaving relaxedly in entrance of the journalist, “spreading their lanky twentysomething physique on a mattress, placing their arms behind their necks on the cushion and smiling like the good seducers do, uninhibited , frightening envy round him” (Pallàs dixit).
(there might be no solution to confirm it, no journalist can have the chance to interview them in a resort room)
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The query: among the many present Barça gamers, who may fill the void left by Piqué?
Araújo? It appears to be like extra like Puyol. ¿busquets? We don’t keep in mind a single sentence. Ter Stegen? It is not going to be unforgettable. Of Jong? Too intermittent. Ansu Fati? Can anybody think about him grabbing the microphone to drive the white followers loopy…?
We open the main target. Who guidelines in Madrid? Benzema, present Ballon d’Or. Does he arouse the anger of the Catalans? Neither fu nor fa. No Madridista does it in the present day. That was a factor of Ramos, Roberto Carlos and Cristiano Ronaldo.
We open the main target extra. We transcend LaLiga
What’s past of? Effectively, Cristiano Ronaldo himself now not counts. And does somebody at Chelsea, Bayern, Juve…? Forcing the seams, we attain the childishness of Mbappé (the footballer who bursts out laughing when requested to journey by prepare, not by airplane) and even the harmless gestures of Håland. Each are the most well-liked specimens of the current.
The controversy leads us to a useless finish. Effectively, within the drift of in the present day’s most elitist soccer, there appears to be no room totally free spirits like Piqué’s.
There isn’t a room for interviews in resort rooms, or lengthy after-dinner conversations in eating places. There isn’t a room for populist declarations that fake to be the flag of a membership and flag for the ancestral adversary. There isn’t a room for skinny centrals who make up for his or her bodily deficiencies primarily based on standards and placement. There isn’t a room for nocturnal fanfare, as nocturnal as treacherous, or workplace conferences with workers and subordinates.
The speeches of the footballers (Mbappé and his infantile giggle aside) are in the present day millimetric, monitored by the brokers and people accountable for communication: exemplary press conferences abound whose order of play follows that, a predetermined order.
There isn’t a room for Piqués, as a result of there is just one Piqué and he’s already leaving to return when he needs, he’ll announce it at his free will, breaking the corset of the inflexible and oiled modern blocks.
As a participant, it now not matches.