Ramos plays down Pique-Spain row

Sergio Ramos doesn’t believe there’s any controversy to Gerard Pique’s recall to the Spain squad after he missed the last round of games.

Vicente Del Bosque said he was of the understanding that Pique wasn’t fit for Spain’s last fixtures, only for Pique to contradict the Coach at the time.

However, Ramos, who himself is carrying an injury, told reporters as he joined up with La Roja that there’s no need to cause trouble between the player and del Bosque.

“It’s not right to create controversy about this,” he said, AS reports.

“Pique has been with the squad for years and he’s done very well. When a player who comes regularly is absent it’s normal he would speak with the Coach.

“The doors are always open. I hope to be with the team for a long time.”

Ramos, having declined to answer a question about relations between Catalonia and the country, added that the squad is in a good place now.

“The team has a great deal of confidence,” he continued.

“It’s clear that we have two important games and to win them would be a step forward.”

Ramos also touched on a club matter involving Spain and Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas, who was given a better reception on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu than he has received in recent weeks.

“I expected it. When you get whistled you criticise yourself,” he noted.

“But when you talk about Iker you talk about a piece of Madrid’s badge.”

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