Gerard Pique’s brutal comments show how far Barcelona have fallen after Bayern loss

Roberto was jeered as he walked off after being substituted, and Pique said: “The whistles towards Sergi Roberto are hurtful.

“I would like to remind people that he is a midfielder, not a winger. He has made a sacrifice to adapt to that position on the pitch.

“People are free to express themselves but I do not like the whistles, they do not help.

“I know the person, he is a spectacular human being and he wants more than anything for this club to be successful.”

Pique said there were still reasons to be optimistic, adding: “We have people like Ansu (Fati) and (Sergio Aguero) Kun who can improve us.”