Pique: Exit door there for unhappy Barca players

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique suggests unhappy players should

look to leave the club as it battles through its first slump of the


Wednesday’s comments came days after Cristian Tello and Marc

Montoya said they could look to leave at season’s end if their

minutes did not improve.

Pique says ”I understand Tello and Montoya, but this is Barca

and we all fight for our starting place. The exit door is always

open if you aren’t happy.”

Barcelona has lost two straight games, including for the first

time in the Spanish league, heading into Saturday’s Copa del Rey

match at third-tier Cartagena.

Pique says the team is upbeat and ”looking ahead” despite the

1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao: ”We’re playing better with each game,

so we should feel confident.”