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Gerard Piqué This Saturday he received the award for sports merit from the Generalitat of Catalonia in recognition of his career. The Barça center-back assured during his speech of thanks that being Catalan “is a privilege”.
“The other day when they told me they planned to give me this award, I thought about everything that happened to me until I got here before all of you“, he said at the beginning of his speech.
Piqué recalled his time in England before returning to become one of the most important center-backs in the history of Barça: “When I was 17 I decided to go to Manchester and it was a very important decision in my sports career. We begin to value things when we lose them or stop having them and I realized that I was privileged when I fulfilled my dream of returning to Barça after having to go abroad for four years, “he said.
“When I returned home I realized that being Catalan makes us privileged, because in Catalonia we have everything and we have to value it, because we have a terrifying country“, assured Piqué about his land.
The azulgrana also took advantage to send a awareness message With Christmas just around the corner in the heat of the Covid wave: “I know that everyone is looking forward to these holidays, but you have to make one last effort. We Catalans are known for having common sense, so let’s use it. Let’s take care of each other and surely 2021 will bring us many good things“he commented.