Sergio Ramos hit back at Spain colleague Gerard Pique after the Barcelona centre back criticised the values of Real Madrid, as both defenders were involved in another open clash on Tuesday.
It’s not new as we know both players are fierce rivals at club level, Ramos and Pique have much of the time conflicted freely and that was the situation again on Tuesday, regardless of being in camp together after Spain’s 2-0 triumph over France in an international friendly game.
Gerad Pique, who is known for his outspoken and vocal critics of Barcelona bitter rivals Madrid – hammered the LaLiga table toppers for what they transmit as a club and Ramos did not hesitate to voice out his reaction.
“What Pique says won’t change the values, our badge, our history or our titles,” Ramos said.
“What he says will provoke headlines and sell newspapers but we live off of that.
“In every box, seat strings are pulled, but if anything, they [Barcelona] should, in general, have more to be quiet about than we do.”
Pique did not hold back post-match in Paris, telling reporters: “I don’t like the values Real Madrid transmit, although there are players there I really appreciate with and am friends with.
“I don’t doubt Raul’s Madridismo and 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.
“I don’t like what they transmit, as a club. What do you want me to tell you? Almost all of them are friends and I can play cards with them but we know how this works.”