Carles Puyol has revealed that he believes that his former Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique is the best centre-back in the world right nowThe former Barcelona captain, who led the club to six La Liga titles during his 15 year career with the senior side, was full of praise of Pique and labelled him as the best defender in the world and remarked on how much he has improved over the years.“Right now, Pique is the best centre-back in the world,” said Puyol, according to Lavanguardia.“He’s the perfect age and physically he is in great shape. He’s always been very intelligent, but you notice it more now.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.”The same with his leadership, which he’s always had but now he’s in complete control on the pitch, especially at the back. That’s a plus.”His positioning has improved as well. He hardly ever loses his position and he knows how to read the game and to anticipate what’s going to happen. He never loses his head. He seems more responsible, too, something which comes with time and age.”“Now he picks his moments [to join in attacks] much better,. Maybe he will only go forward once in a game now but he has a gift, something intangible that very few players have. It’s called goal-scoring instinct and that allows him to be in the right place at the right time. It happened against Roma, he went forward once and he scored.”After graduating from the B team in 1999, Puyol went on to make 593 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona and led them to three Champions League titles. The former defender retired at the end of the 2013/14 season.