Gerard Pique reveals his turmoil relationship with Pep Guardiola.
The Spanish international spent four years under the wings of Pep Guardiola at Barcelona where the duo won three La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and two Champions League titles.
Pique claims that his relationship took a hit the day he started dating Shakira.
He also revealed that Guardiola’s rivalry with then Real boss Jose Mourinho was tiring for the players as he wanted control over everything at the club.
Pique told Marca: “We reached an important point of tension with him, and with the dressing room in general.
“The rivalry with José Mourinho was very exhausting. Pep wanted absolute control of everything that happened.
“I started dating Shakira and the relationship with him changed; now the relationship is perfect. I had a lot of pressure. I felt that in training I had to do everything perfect.
“If there was a moment in which I thought about leaving Barça, it was that season 2011-12. I suffered a lot in this last year with him.”