Xabi Alonso says both he and his Real Madrid teammates will stand by Pepe after the Portuguese accused Sergio Busquets of being a liar.
The Barcelona midfielder appeared to stamp on the defender’s head during last week’s match between the two teams but has since denied any wrongdoing.
“Pepe has expressed how he feels and we are with him 100 per cent,” Alonso told the media. “People would have talked about it a lot if it were the other way around. He is a key player for us.”
The midfielder was then asked which trophy he would prefer to win this season out of La Liga and the Champions League.
“Both are very difficult to win, it’s not easy to choose. The Champions League has a special glamour to it and it is a long time since we last won it.
“It’s not a question of choosing, we need to fight for both.
“In the league we are doing better compared to last year, it’s not a question of comparing though.
“We have six very important weeks of the season remaining with decisive matches. It’s coming up to crunch time.”