Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has claimed his relationship with Pep Guardiola “changed’ when he started dating Shakira.
Pique spent four years under Guardiola at Barcelona, winning three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during their time together.
Since 2011, Pique has been in a relationship with pop megastar Shakira, whom he shares two children with but is not married to.
But the 34-year-old has revealed that dating the singer-songwriter effected how he and Guardiola got on at the Camp Nou during their final year together.
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Pique told comedy programme La Sotana, via Marca: “We reached an important point of tension with him, and with the dressing room in general. The Mourinho theme wears a lot. Pep wants absolute control of everything that happens.
“I started dating Shakira and the relationship with him changes,” the former Manchester United defender claimed.
Source: Complete Sports