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Pique pokes fun at Real
15 Sep 2009 - 07:58:16
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has hit out at Real Madrid's massive summer spending spree.
The former Manchester United star believes that is was Barca's success last season, when they clinched three trophies, that forced Real to buy so many new players in the last three months.
Pique told Sport: "They needed to sign players because their rival won the treble, and so they have invested in their squad.
"They've signed players to achieve a change of pace and to try to win back a title.
"People say the title will be between Real Madrid and Barca. That is the feeling that everybody has, but in football anything can happen and another team can step into the fight for the title.
"But for team investment and budget, Barca and Madrid are the candidates for the title."