Gerard Pique says Barcelona have hit “rock bottom” after their Champions League hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich on Friday in Lisbon.

The Catalan giants were thrashed 8-2 in the quarter-finals at the Estadio da Luz, and Pique offered a pretty honest assessment of his team’s current status after the humiliation.

“Is it an end of an era, I’m not sure? But I know that we must accept that we have hit bottom. Not just players but, as a club, we aren’t on the right road.

“Football is a sport where change is constantly required. We must change the dynamic we are on because I believe we have just hit bottom. We have to look around, we have to trust that people will do the right things for the club.”