GERARD PIQUE has revealed he hopes to play on for 'three or four more years' after winning the Globe Soccer Player Career award.
The defender, 33, rejoined Barcelona from Manchester United in 2008 having started his career in La Masia ranks.
And on Sunday night, Pique was honoured with the Globe Soccer Player Career award for his services to football.
Shortly after clinching the honour, Pique revealed he has no intention of stopping now.
Pique claimed: “It’s an honour for me to be here after a long career.
"I hope to continue playing for three or four more years."
Pique could miss the rest of the 2020-21 season after picking up a horror knee ligament injury against Atletico Madrid.
But the awards ceremony in Dubai was just the ticket to lift his spirits.
At the show, Pique bumped into old friends – and rivals – including Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, with the Ballon d'Or winner having helped Bayern Munich thump Barcelona 8-2 in August.
Pique continued: “It’s fun to see Iker again, with whom I had the opportunity to share a dressing room at the national team and win the European Championships and the World Cup.
“I was also able to share a dressing room with Cristiano in Manchester during my first steps, a great stage where together we won titles.
“I haven’t been able to share a dressing room with Robert but I have beaten him and he has beaten me.
"It’s part of the game, winning and losing.
“The great thing about football is sharing experiences and creating relationships with all the players with whom you have had the opportunity to share a dressing room.”
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo joked Pique was running for the Barcelona PRESIDENCY.
On December 28, Spain's equivalent to April Fools' Day, they claimed the Spanish defender was pushing to have the club rewrite its rule-book to allow him to take over.
However, it was later confirmed to be a hoax.
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