Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has said the team “will have fun this year” without Lionel Messi.
He also insisted that they will “compete for all the trophies”.
The post-Messi era began at the Camp Nou on Sunday, as Barca beat Real Sociedad 4-2 in LaLiga.
Pique opened the scoring and Martin Braithwaite grabbed a brace, while substitute Sergi Roberto scored late on after Julen Lobete and Mikel Oyarzabal had put La Real back in the game.
“I don’t have to explain what Leo represents, we all know it. He’s the most important player in the history of this club.
“It’s true that Leo not being here means we perhaps won’t have the talent we had before. But the team has shown that we’re all united. Upfront we have goals, and I think at the back, despite the mistake and the free kick [that Real Sociedad scored] we were good.
“La Real played well but didn’t create a lot of chances. I think we’ll have fun this year,” Pique told Movistar.