Cazorla ‘uncomfortable’ with Pique boos

Santi Cazorla admits he finds the Gerard Pique boos “uncomfortable” but is nonetheless delighted to have helped Spain reach Euro 2016.

The Arsenal midfielder was given a rare starting berth for the visit of Luxembourg in Logrones on Friday but came up trumps with two goals in a 4-0 victory, although the result was partly overshadowed by more jeering in the Barcelona defender’s direction.

“We finally succeeded [in qualifying],” he said after the game.

“We knew we couldn’t trust other results, we had a great game and earned a great victory.

“I always try to play well. It was a surprise to start, but the Coach picked me and it went well in the end as I was able to play well and score two goals.

“The truth is that I find [the Pique boos] a little uncomfortable.

“We don’t watch him on the pitch as we’re focused on the game, but Gerard has a strong personality and hopefully they won’t be repeated again.

“[Del Bosque staying or going] is his decision, but we’re very happy with him and he has the confidence of everyone [connected to La Roja].”

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