Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué criticized the press for their treatment to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho saying he was allowed to do anything when he was winning.
"It’s funny when I read the press many times. When Mou was winning he was allowed to do anything, when Real Madrid came to Camp Nou, he poked Tito in the eye, and how many games he was supended? now that he is benching Iker or puts a colleague of yours in a room, he is criticized. It's not fair. Mou has always been like that, the problem is that when he was winning, he was permitted anything and now is not the case anymore. I don’t think the press should be this way. And this goes also for Barcelona press,” declared Piqué.
"It seems that we will never lose but that will happen. When a journalist loses his impartiality, is when things are done wrong. I speak to both sides, it is not a criticism only to Madrid (press)," he added.
The 25-year old still thinks Real Madrid should not be dismissed of the league title race yet, despite the 18-point difference with Barcelona. "Until Real Madrid mathematically has no options, it will be a great rival."
The Spain international talked about the great moment of his team but said it is not good to have a sensation of invincibility. "The limit is never reached and now we are back to a good level of play. We cannot have a sense of being invincible. The team is prepared to receive compliments, but they do more harm than good. This year we can play with many alternatives. We have a very good and competitive squad," said Piqué.
- Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova walks to his bench before te match. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) scores a goal past Malaga's goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Photo: REUTERS
- Malaga's coach Manuel Pellegrini. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez (L) battles for the ball with Malaga's Jeremy Toulalan. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas (2nd R) is congratulated by his teammates behind Malaga's goalkeeper Willy Caballero (R) after scoring. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas (R) is congratulated by teammate Lionel Messi after scoring. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's players celebrate after Cesc Fabregas (L) scores against Malaga. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Andres Iniesta (C) controls the ball between Malaga's players. Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi (2nd R) battle for the ball between Malaga's Weligton Robson (2nd L) and Sergio Sanchez (R). Photo: REUTERS
- Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara (2nd R) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring. Photo: REUTERS