By 90Min
May 20, 2018

Gerard Pique has revealed Barcelona's first team have an exclusive group on WhatsApp, where he only admitted to it being used as a platform to discuss riveting issues of 'timings' for meetings and training - as he poked fun at Ousmane Dembele. 

The defender exposed the Spanish giants' form of communication - which denies any access for the coaches - during Andres Iniesta's farewell ceremony on Friday night. 

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"We have a WhatsApp, [Ernesto] Valverde isn't in it," Pique said, via Marca


The Spaniard joked that the group is especially handy in ensuring 21-year-old Dembele - who has been linked with Liverpool - is aware of where he needs to be at what time.


"In the group we talk about times, to make sure no one arrives late...because [Ousmane] Dembele is always late," he laughed. 

It is not the only WhatsApp group the defender has admitted to being a member of as earlier this year the 31-year-old admitted to forming a group for Barcelona and Real Madrid players from the Spanish team, with its sole purpose being to 'talk sh*t' to each other.

The news emerged of the group, titled Futbol Club Barcelona, during a ceremony celebrating Iniesta ahead of his final days at the club after the midfield maestro called time on his 22-year spell with the club.  

The 34-year-old is expected to seek a new venture in either China or Japan, but has also been mooted with a sensational switch to work alongside his former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Iniesta's final game for the club comes against Real Sociedad on Sunday evening, in a season which saw the club clinch the league title and the Copa del Rey. 

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