Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique has said he gets very motivated by those that are against his success.
Pique has always turned heads in Spain since he joined Barca in 2008 and even if he does not share the same limelight like Ronaldo and Messi, he still has his fair share of haters.
However, he has not let that affect him as he has been massively successful on the pitch. The Spanish CB has won the La Liga eight times and the UCL thrice since he made his debut in Spain.
Speaking recently on the hate, Gerard said he just ignores the critics.
His words, “Having people against me motivates me even more, I think that the better you play, the more they are bothered,”
“There was a time that when I played with the national team that they always booed me and it was my best time.
“Either you have very thick skin or it affects you. When you are young they affect you more and eventually you learn to relativise them. The world of football is very much about results, if you lose they criticise you and if you win they praise you, even if you have not played well.”
On the Real Madrid rivalry, “I’ve never put on a Real Madrid shirt,”
“Some times I’ve swapped for one at the end of a game but not worn it.”