In a conversation with Gary Neville for 'Sky Sports', Gerard Pique, once again in the headlines for being filmed at a party recently, explained one of the reasons why Pep Guardiola decided to put an end to his time as Barcelona manager.
The Catalan coach was at Barca at the same time that Jose Mourinho was managing Real Madrid. "I remember the first time Mourinho came to the Camp Nou he lost 5-0 against us. It was a shock of reality of 'woah, these guys go hard", said Pique.
He also touched on the Portuguese manager's stand out behaviour during press conferences: "Mourinho in the press conference, he was every day... you know his style".
"I think Guardiola at some point, it was too much. It was more important what was happening off the pitch instead of on it".
"I remember at the end of the day, Guardiola left, Mourinho had won the league that year, and all of a sudden he decided to leave. I'm sure part of it is, with Mourinho, it was too much", commented the the Barca centreback.
Following these commments, Neville asked Pique: "He (Guardiola), didn't like him (Mourinho)?". To which the 'Azulgrana' responded: "I don't think so".