Gerard Piqué has admitted he felt “inferior” to Real Madrid for the first time in his nine years as a Barcelona defender, after they were beaten 5-1 on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup. A 2-0 defeat at the Bernabéu on Wednesday night saw Barcelona humiliated by their rivals, with Sergio Ramos winding up Lionel Messi by throwing the ball over the Argentinian when he readied his hands to collect.
The victory means Zinedine Zidane has won seven trophies during his 20 months in charge of Real Madrid. Goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema sealed the latest triumph, as Barcelona appeared to struggle again without Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee earlier this month.
“This is a long process and there is room for improvement but in the nine years that I have been here, it is the first time that I feel inferior to Madrid,” Piqué said.