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Koeman: Why Pique played as a striker against Granada



Barcelona struggled to secure a draw in the Spanish La Liga clash against Granada on Monday night. The Blaugrana fell behind in the second minute and needed a late equalizer from Araujo to get a point.


One of the highlights of the night was defender Pique coming on to play in the striker’s position for the last few minutes of the game. The strategy worked as the 2010 World Cup winner played a pivotal role in the goal.


At the end of the game, Barcelona coach Koeman said he decided to play Pique as a striker because the spaces were out wide and not in the middle.


“We changed our style a little bit,” Koeman said at his post-match press conference after the game. “The spaces were out wide, not in the middle. We went with Pique, De Jong and Araujo and from one of those crosses, we got the draw. ”


Barcelona’s next fixture is against Cadiz on Thursday.


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