Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique has revealed why they defeated Real Madrid 5-1 in an el classico showdown on Sunday.
to him, the absence of their talisman Lionel Messi was a huge motivationas they wanted to prove that they are better than their rivals even without him.
Argentine superstar was absent with a fractured arm.
“We scored five goals! These are moments to enjoy,” Pique told Sky Sports.
“It’s not easy to score five goals against your rival, so you have to enjoy it when it happens.
“I’m really happy. It’s an important result.
“The team’s better than ever and this week (wins against Sevilla, Inter Milan and Real) has given us a lot of confidence.
“We’ve been at a great level without even having our best player.
“When you don’t have the best player on the pitch, everyone has to take a step forward.
“The full-backs were really good. I hope (Spain boss) Luis Enrique rectifies his error and brings Jordi Alba back into the squad.”