Pique: I was more motivated by my jibes at Ronaldo than winning UCL in 2015

One of the highlights of the 2014/15 season for Gerard Pique was being able to tease Real Madrid about the party where Kevin Roldan was present.

Roldan, a Colombian singer, was at Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthday party the night that Real Madrid lost 4-0 to Atletico Madrid.

The players were criticised for partying after such a result and then, when Barcelona won the treble, Pique uttered his famous line of “it all started with Kevin Roldan”.

Asked about the origins of that joke by ‘El Partidazo’ on Cadena Cope and Radio MARCA, Pique said he’d been planning it for some time.

“I had that line saved since the March of that year,” he said.

“I was more motivated to win the Champions League so that I could say that line than for actually winning the Champions League.”

He also revealed that he has been messaging Iker Casillas the day beforehand and that he said he hoped Atletico Madrid would win the derby 4-0, which is exactly what happened.