The Spain global has now confessed that it was a last throw of the dice, as the Brazilian already told them he was leaving as early as Lionel Messi's wedding on June 30. Everything has a reason, and I wanted to use social media because that's an instrument I have. A few players tried to convince him to stay, but I did the tweet knowing 100 percent that he'd leave, although I did it to keep him.
And the Spanish global insisted he didn't regret it despite Neymar's short-lived anger at the post.
"It was to try and help this club, to try and retain a player that for me is unique, with unique talent", added Pique.
"Neymar is a great player and a loss to La Liga". He performed extraordinarily for us.
Barcelona have made Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele their principal targets to fill the gap left by Neymar Junior. "They are playing their cards and it is a hard moment for Barca to be able to sign without doubt", he added. "Barcelona are a better team without Neymar", he told AS Sport.
"Still, I'm not a journalist or a means of communication, although it's true that I'd like to make one".