Vicente Del Bosque praised Gerard Pique’s Press conference earlier this month and again commended his commitment to representing Spain.
Pique had been the target of whistles when La Roja beat Slovakia in Oviedo, amid suggestions it was because of pro-Catalan independence leanings, while others suggested his anti-Real Madrid comments were the cause.
Del Bosque has however come out in support of the Barcelona centre-back, saying he didn’t need to speak to the Press about the issue as his displays should have been enough.
“I think it was good, honestly. It reflected his commitment to the team,” the national team Coach said, AS reports.
“He didn’t need to say anything because he has shown in every game he has played, and when he joins the squad, that he identifies perfectly with the Spain team.”
Sergio Ramos had publically commented on the matter and Del Bosque was reluctant to censure the Real Madrid captain.
“This story has no impact at all on the national team. Everyone has an opinion and the freedom to express it,” he continued.
“On the pitch, they have to be good friends.”