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Barcelona defender Pique insists retirement not on his mind

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists he isn't considering retirement.

Pique, 33, is currently trying to recover from a serious knee injury.

"It's an honour for me to be here after a long career," Pique said at Sunday's Globe Soccer Awards, where he received recognition for his career's work.

"I hope to be able to keep on playing for three or four more years."

Robert Lewandowski was named 2020's best player at the ceremony, recognising a remarkable year for the Pole, in which he had a hand in Bayern Munich's 8-2 demolition of Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

"I haven't been able to share a dressing room with Robert," Pique said. "But I have beaten him, and he has beaten me. Winning and losing is part of the game.

"The great thing about football is sharing experiences and creating relationships with the players you've shared a dressing room with.

"Life continues when we retire and we can say that we were a part of something unique. That's the most important thing."

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