Gerard Piqué affirmed that his priorities are "football, soccer and football" making a simile with the controversy generated around Gareth Bale and after he has been criticized for the possible distraction that would have been the organization of the recent Davis Cup .

"Lately the directors of the newspapers seem to love me a lot ... It seems that the Davis Cup has to distract me, but I think they are compatible things. The love I feel for this shirt is sacred and it will be that way until the day I retire , hopefully we win titles, "said the central when collecting the award for 'Best Catalan player' of 2019.

In the gala of the Catalan Football Federation (FCF), which celebrated its eighth edition on Tuesday, Piqué acknowledged that "he had no plans to arrive." "I'm sorry for the dress," he began apologizing. " I am very proud to win this award, it is the usual speech, I thank the teammates and the club because without them I would not be who I am," he said.

"My priorities are football, soccer and football. There are times when things go better, sometimes we win and sometimes not, but regardless of that I have shown these years that love for this shirt and so it will be until the day I retire "Piqué affected.

"The desire is, and will be for more years. As long as I give up and enjoy, I would like to be here the more years, the better. The day I can no longer play, I will leave it, " said the former Spanish international at the gala, where he was also awarded Aitana Bonmatí, as best player, Pep Guardiola as best coach and Xavier Estrada Fernández, as best referee, among others.

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