Barcelona defender Pique said that the way the club's senior management treats Messi makes him regret, and Barcelona should treat Messi better.
"If I were the chairman, I would do it differently," Pique said to La Vanguardia. "I wanted Leo to stay. I thought it was a personal decision, so I didn't communicate much with him. I remember I said at the time: Leo, just one year, and then new people (referring to the new chairman and senior management) will come."
"I asked myself, we are fortunate enough to have the best player in history, but one day he sent a fax to leave because he felt that they did not listen to his opinion. How did we get to this point? Everything was so shocking. What happened? Leo deserves everything."
"The new stadium should be named after him. We must maintain our legends, not stigmatize them, which makes me anxious."
Pique also said that the Barcelona locker room was not split due to the salary cut issue. "As one of the captains, I safeguard the interests of the team. We have a united locker room. They say that the locker room is divided. I don't agree. When many players go to the national team, they make such a noise. Personally From a point of view, every player is free to accept the club’s proposal, but if they force you to accept it, I totally disagree with this approach."