Gerard Pique defends his role in strange Antoine Griezmann transfer video

first_img 2 Griezmann in the documentary Atletico Madird’s star man pledged his future to the club right at the end of the 50-minute documentary.And while Griezmann received plenty of criticism, Pique also felt the wrath of angry Barca fans.The verteran defender’s company helped produce the video and many Catalans believe he was involved in Griezmann’s decision.Pique has been forced to respond, insisting he only agreed to help create the video because he thought it might bring Griezmann to the Nou Camp.He said: “I’m surprised by the reaction of the people of Barcelona, who doubt my commitment and love I have for this club.“It is very surprising. It’s one of my companies (which produced the video) but the idea is several weeks old.“I spoke with Griezmann. He told me there was a possibility he would go to Barcelona. I told him we were going to film, that it would be very good content for people to see from the inside how such a decision is made. “From there I obviously moved away. Yesterday morning I was called to tell me that the show would be broadcast in the evening. Finally, he said he was staying. It’s like that: he stays.“I don’t give any advice. I only put cameras there so that we knew what was happening.“When I knew things, I told people at the club. There have not been two versions of the end (of the video) recorded.“I don’t know who said that. It’s a new concept and the novelties are always being debated.“It’s good that people feel close to the player. Finally, he does not come but other players will come… I did not betray Barca.” 2 Gerard Pique has responded to critics who claimed he betrayed his beloved Barcelona by helping to produce Antoine Griezmann’s Nou Camp snub video.The Frenchman had been heavily linked with an £88million move to the Catalans this summer and ended the speculation in a bizarre Spanish TV special. Pique has defended his involvement in the video last_img read more

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