Pique refuses to quit Spain
Posted: 4 October 2017 Time: 16:40
Gerard Pique admits it has been difficult being booed by Spain fans but insists his commitment to the national team is unwavering.
The Barcelona defender has received plenty of flak after threatening to quit La Furia Roja if his backing of Catalonia’s independence referendum was a problem for anyone in the Spanish Football Federation.
Pique, though, says it is “impossible” to question his commitment to Spain, saying: "Since the beginning of the situation, to have fans that usually cheer you whistle and insult you, has been very difficult.
"But it is impossible to question my commitment since the age of 15. I consider this a family and it is one of the reasons why I continue here.
"I have said it many times, I am very proud to be part of the Spanish selection and a group capable of winning all the titles here. I'm here to make myself clear and because the coach asked me to.
"I'll try to help the team in any way I can. We have to focus on trying to win three points against Albania. We would be almost qualified."