Gerard Pique confident of Champions League turnaround

Pique confident of turnaround
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Gerard Pique is "very confident" that Barcelona will progress to the Champions League final at the expense of Bayern Munich.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has insisted that his side can turn around their Champions League semi-final tie against Bayern Munich and progress to the final.

The Spanish giants will head into Wednesday's second-leg clash at Camp Nou trailing the German champions 4-0 from the first leg played at the Allianz Arena in Munich last week.

"The team is fine and very confident that we will do all we can to stay alive for the whole match," he told reporters on Tuesday. "We need to not concede goals, score at least one and fight until the end. We represent a club that does not consider giving up, a club that has won a lot and has a long history. We represent FC Barcelona and we will want to give a good image.

"We have to open up the pitch, have the ball, and play fast football. In recent years we have proved we can beat anyone in any situation. We need the fans to back us and try to feel we are not knocked out of the Champions League yet. We have to try to find all the right circumstances to win the match. If everything goes in our favour, we can do it.

"We believe we will turn this around 100%. We need to score a goal as soon as possible to get more and more confident. After a 4-0 result you do doubt yourself, but as days go on, you suddenly believe you can do this. Football is very psychological. Tomorrow we have 90 minutes to hit Bayern psychologically with the help of the fans. They could also score a goal and then to score six goals is a lot tougher. But we believe."

Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2011.

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