Barcelona legend Gerard Pique has gone on to admit that Real Madrid are a great club, despite the old age rivalry between the two La Liga giants.
Less than a year after his retirement, the Spaniard has surprisingly praised his biggest rival.
He said (via Madrid Xtra): “Despite the rivalry, Real Madrid is a great club.”
Pique featured in 42 El Clasico battles during his illustrious career. The Blaugrana legend was on the winning side 19 times, while he lost 13 times.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are seen as the two biggest club sides in the world, but the Los Blancos have edged Barca, and is increasing the gap in recent years.