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Barcelona defender Pique: Players like Sarabia intensity

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists the players have no problem with assistant coach Eder Balanta.

Pique has come out in support of Sarabia following his controversial outbursts in the Clasico.

Sarabia was cheered by the Camp Nou crowd during Barcelona's 1-0 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday as he continued to show passion on the sidelines.

"When the club is being weak, these types of things rise up," Pique said about the situation.

"A few weeks ago, the talk was about the players not having a huddle before the game and it was because of the change of coach, just like the warm-up was different.

"It's the same thing.

"[Sarabia's behaviour] is completely normal.

"The assistant coach is full of adrenaline, it's all completely normal for us.

"The boss apologised and we told him that it wasn't because of us; in any case it was because of the image of the club.

"We really don't care; in fact, we like that there's intensity in the dugout and they're living [the game] too.

"We always have to go out to disprove it, then we go out and nothing else."

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