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Ramos & Casillas Defend Boo-Boy Pique

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and former Los Blancos goalkeeper Iker Casillas have backed FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique after the jeers he received while on national team duty. 

Read: Pique Hits Back At Barca’s Critics

Ramos defended his countryman, who was the subject of boos and whistles in Saturday's 2-0 win over Slovakia because of his support for Catalan independence, saying Pique always gives his all when he represents Spain.

"We are here to represent our country and we must be together," he said in a press conference.

"Pique gives his best when he plays.

"We are with the national team because we want to keep winning. The ones who have lived all the good times, we just want to repeat them."

Former Real keeper Casillas also came to Pique's defence, insisting the Barcelona player wants to do his best for Spain.

"No one likes it when a teammate is whistled," he added.

"If he wears this shirt, it is because he wants to be here.

"We felt great in Oviedo on Saturday. Loyal to our style and the play we like."

Read: Pique Banned Despite Denying Verbal Attack

Since his debut in 2009, Pique has represented his country 70 times, and has won the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship. 

Do you think Pique remains one of Spain's most important players? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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