Pique hits out at Barca critics

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Gerard Pique has hit back at Barcelona detractors and believes the club can challenge on all fronts once again this season.

The Catalans' squad depth has been questioned following an injury to Dani Alves and the departure of Pedro, despite opening their season with a 1-0 win over Athletic Club.

Barca have signed Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal, though the duo only become available in January due to the club's transfer ban.

However, Pique is confident that Luis Enrique's men have what it takes to compete in all competitions once more this season.

"We have a team. Even with the injuries we went to a hard ground and won," he is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"Saying that there's no depth is looking for the negative. The world doesn't end if you lose one match. We've won five of the last seven Ligas and we're going for the eighth."