Gerard Pique v Spanish media
FC Barcelona centre-half Gerard Pique faced the media on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match against Man City.
During the recent international break, Pique attracted plenty of hate after he cut his shirt sleeves on his Spain jersey, and the criticism provoked the defender to announce his international retirement.
The Spanish media pressed Pique on his decisoin to quit Spain on Tuesday, and the Catalan hit back.
Real Madrid’s media puppets
Pique made the following comments about his retirement plans:
I have read that Twitter, MARCA or AS made me leave the Spanish national team, or that Florentino [Perez]’s puppet publication OK Diario forced me out, but that is not the case.
It is a decision that I have taken for when I will be 31-years-old and I think it is the best option.
After the 2014 World Cup I spoke with [Vicente] Del Bosque and Maria Jose Claramunt and told them I did not want to continue, maybe because I had won everything so young, but they convinced me to continue.