Pique said: 'We have to help him realise that football is a 24-hour thing. And that sometimes it's not just about doing [your job] but also appearing to.'
The club's failure to track him down after a training ground absence was almost comical. Eventually they located the player at home and he excused himself for having missed the session complaining of a stomach bug.
When asked why he had not called to inform the club he said his phone had no battery. A club doctor was sent to his home and according to Diario AS: 'The player had recovered significantly from his stomach problem' when the club official arrived.
They spent something like 400 million on Dembele, Coutinho and Griezmann ? That's just... mind boggling given the return. They do still have a lot of quality in their team but boy, are they shoddily run.