Gerard Pique says that Barcelona can reach “perfection” if they complete their treble win by beating Juventus in the Champions League final.
The Catalan side defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the Copa del Rey on Saturday to add to the Liga title they previously claimed.
Luis Enrique’s men take on Juve in the European final on June 6, as they seek to win their first Champions League title since 2011.
Pique says the campaign has been excellent thus far, but the side can make it perfect next Saturday.
“After the league and the cup, if we win the Champions League, it’d be reaching perfection. It’s already a great season, but the Champions League would make it brilliant,” he told reporters after the game.
“We got ready for the Copa del Rey final as if it were against Real Madrid or Atletico. They pressured us for the ball hard at the beginning, but we made good use of the spaces.”
Neymar courted controversy with some Athletic players due to a perceived lack of respect towards the end of the game, but Pique insisted it was not significant.
“It’s no big deal. Maybe Neymar shouldn’t have been showboating so much and perhaps the Athletic players were already a bit wound up because they were losing.”