Gerard Pique has reiterated that the boo boys will not affect his commitment to Spain, despite being targeted for a third consecutive home match.
The Barcelona defender was on the receiving end of yet more jeers from a section of supporters, still rankled by his anti-Real Madrid and pro-Catalonia remarks, during Friday’s 4-0 victory over Luxembourg, but he is adamant that the cheers are slowly but surely growing louder.
“[The national team are] my home and family,” he said after the game.
“I’ve been coming here since my first call-up and always received affection and good treatment.
“[My commitment] can’t be doubted, the national team is my thing. I hope [the boos] pass and we can talk about football again.
“We’re changing the trend. The boos are still louder than the applause, but it’s getting better.
“Never will [the fans] find that I’ve spoken badly about this country or the national team.”