'I can't imagine a Barcelona team without him. He wears me out! I remember the day he came back after an injury. In the middle of the game I said: 'Puyi, I've missed you so much.' He told me to shut the hell up and concentrate. He never stops. One time, the game was stopped, someone was on the stretcher and he was shouting at me. I said to him: 'Calm down, it's 4-0 and there are three minutes left.' He said: 'So what? Focus! I know you.' I was dying with laughter. Puyol keeps you on your toes all the time.'
- Gerard Pique on Carles Puyol