Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says preseason is the factor contributing to his side's poor start to the season.
Barcelona have had a poor start to the current season as they suffered a defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the season opener. And Pique, who was addressing the media following Barca's victory over Villarreal admitted pre-season affected the Catalans.
"When things don’t go well, the players are to blame. There have been some factors, like preseason, with so much traveling, which didn’t help and makes it hard to find your form. But we’re obliged to win all the times. That’s how it is and there are no excuses," he said.
During the pre-season, the Spanish giants traveled to Japan to take on Vissel Kobe before heading to the United States where they played two matches against Napoli.