Pique: I am proud to be able to defend the Spanish national team

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admitted he was happy to return to defend his country’s Spanish national team.

Despite supporting Catalan independence, the coach Julen Lopetegui continues to trust him for his team in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers later.

Lopetegui himself has hope Pique able to prove the same quality as when defending his club, El Barca.

Pique said: “I personally feel very happy to be back trusted to defend Spain.”

“Of course I want to feel the World Cup finals later. It is an honor and a pride of its own. ”

“I would also like to thank Lopetegui for giving me another chance in the World Cup.”

“For that I do not want to make Lopetegui feel disappointed with my performances in the game later.”

“Capturing the national team is a remarkable thing. It can be a motivation to keep getting better. ”

“And of course I can not wait to undergo the inaugural match in the Spanish national team.”