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Name Sergio Busquets
Gender Male
Ethnic Catalan
Job Catalan Footballer

Affiliation

Org Spain National Team
Club as Player Barcelona FC

2016 01 09 Retrieve

[Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets offers his take on the chippy encounter against Espanyol] It was an intense game with a lot of confrontation. But I don’t think there was anything outlandish. What happens on the field stays on the field

2017 08 15 Retrieve

[Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets defends Gerard Pique who scored an own-goal as Real Madrid thumped Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup] It was an unlucky incident. We lost 3-1 because we made a number of errors and they were very good at the critical points. We didn’t lose because of a single piece of play. It’s not the best way to express yourself and even less so from within the club, aimed at a player

We knew what could happen from the start of the game. We had a good first half, but after their goal we opened up and we couldn’t change things with the equaliser. When they have space, and on the counter-attack, they’re almost unstoppable. We don’t give up the trophy as lost. It’s difficult but we have to keep believing as a team. We have to be good defensively. Scoring three goals won’t be easy but we’ve done it there plenty of times

2018 08 24 Retrieve

[Sergio Busquets says the Spanish footballers’ union (AFE) is united in opposition to La Liga’s plans to play one regular season game in the United States] We’re all united, the union is strong and as our president has said, we all think the same way on this. Together we are stronger and this [opposing the plans] is a path that we all want to take and we believe it’s what is best for football

2019 11 09 Retrieve

[Sergio Busquets on Lionel Messi] We have a very big advantage, he’s the best in the world and also the best freekick taker in the world. He’s been improving bit by bit and it was difficult. Having him is a very big advantage

[Busquets scored a rare goal to round off Barcelona’s victory at the Camp Nou as they regained top spot in LaLiga Santander] I hadn’t scored in a while, although that’s normal. The important thing was that the team won. We were struggling in LaLiga Santander and the Champions League and it was important to stay top and go into the international break with calmness

We know where we are and, if we don’t win, that creates doubts… and even more so if we don’t play in the best way. It’s normal that there’s pressure [on us], this is the best club in the world

2020 02 07 Retrieve

[Messi row with Abidal not to blame for Barca’s Copa del Rey exit] We are just focused on the sporting side of things. We won in the league at the weekend but it wasn’t to be today. It’s a sad day for everyone. We didn’t want to go out. We have two competitions left; we have to keep on fighting. We have to continue. Everyone’s angry. We did things well.

[There was already a fresh feel to the competition, as the two-legged ties of the past were replaced with one-off elimination games up to the semi-final stage] We deserved to go through, but this is the new Copa. In one isolated moment, it can slip away from you. A fateful ending after all that happened. That’s football. One cross has ended up in the back of the net. We’d managed the game well; we knew how to suffer but one detail and you’re gone

2020 04 21 Retrieve

[The league has been working on a protocol establishing conditions for a return to training, which recommends that teams hold closed training camps at facilities, a move which Barca’s Sergio Busquets said he was against] The players have shown their utmost concern for the situation society is experiencing at the moment and in particular about the health conditions they will find themselves in when they return to normal activity