Pique blasts Madrid ‘values’

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed he would never work for Real Madrid because of the ‘values’ of his club’s main rivals.

His comments come in the wake of Madrid legend and current La Liga ambassador Raul Gonzalez refusing to rule out working for Barca in the future.

"I don't like the values Real Madrid transmit, although there are players there I really appreciate with and am friends with," Pique told reporters after Spain’s 2-0 friendly win in Paris.

"I don't doubt Raul's loyalty to Madrid, but I'd never work at Real Madrid.

"What I don't like about Real Madrid is how those in the box seats pull the strings. The person who accused Messi and Neymar and who has a different treatment for Cristiano [Ronaldo] is in those box seats.

"I don't know the name of the judge. We aren't going to keep a [grievance] list like [Jose] Mourinho does. We know how this works. Like this one, there are others.

"I have no issues with the players – they are all my friends and I play cards with them."

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