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Piqué: “I feel healthy envy of Madrid, I would like Barcelona to be at that level”

Piqué: “I feel healthy envy of Madrid, I would like Barcelona to be at that level”

Gerard Piqué , Barcelona player and president of Kosmos, organizer of the Davis Cup , praised the Spanish capital this Wednesday, calling it “an example for Europe and the world for everything it is doing”: “I would like Barcelona to be at that level, “he admitted. The final stages of the Davis Cup (November 25 – December 5) will be played in Madrid, as in 2019, with the best teams in the world in search of the salad bowl of champions. “The 2019 edition was spectacular. There were things to improve, such as the schedules, which we are now trying to fix with three cities, and changing the matches of the group stage. In addition, at the ticket level we are doing very well,” said Piqué, who expects an edition “more successful than in 2019”.
“There are all possible rackets that are eligible, except for the injured. There is a high level competition and we are going to enjoy it,” confessed the Barcelona footballer, who regretted the absence of Rafa Nadal in the Spanish team, although he admitted that the team that directs Sergi Bruguera has “great players”. “Rafa was in 2019. I have talked to him sometimes, he has always been involved with the Davis Cup and the example was two years ago, when he played everything and ended up busted. Spain has a great team, there are players like Carlos Alcaraz who we can play with. see him debuting at 18 years old and I’m sure he will do it incredibly well because he has the capacity to get many results, “he said.
Piqué did not want to reveal the plans he has with the Davis Cup in terms of future venues for the celebration, although he did admit that the idea is to change cities. “The agreement with Madrid was for two years and in 2020 it could not be organized due to the pandemic. We would like to stay more years but this is the tennis world championship and it has to go to other cities and other countries,” he considered. “At the moment we must enjoy this edition. I love my city (Barcelona) more than anything but I feel healthy envy of Madrid, of everything it is doing. It is an example for Europe and the whole world. I would like Barcelona to be around that level and I think that in recent years it is costing us more, “he acknowledged.


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