Santi Cazorla has spoken out about the Spanish fans’ treatment of international teammate Gerard Pique, and insists all the jeering is somewhat uncomfortable, as reported by FourFourTwo.
Pique is not well loved by Spanish fans at the moment, with his views on an independent Catalonia causing more than a little friction. Were the Barcelona star to get his wish, the national side would be torn apart, and their dominance in world football would obviously be tested.
He is still a part of the team however, and his teammates insist that they try to ignore the boos and jeers coming from the crowd. Cazorla admits it’s uncomfortable, but is hopeful it won’t continue for much longer.
“It’s a little uncomfortable, we do not look at it, we try to focus on the game. Gerard has a very strong personality and hopefully there won’t be a repeat,” Cazorla said.
The Arsenal star scored twice in Spain’s 4-0 win over Luxembourg this past Friday, both opening and closing the scoring. He was arguably the best player on the pitch, and was particularly bright in the first half.
He is clearly in confident mood following our 3-0 demolition of Manchester United, and despite not getting on the scoresheet or assisting himself, he was excellent throughout the game.
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Perhaps his brace against the European minnows will get him back in goalscoring mood ahead of his return to the Premier League.