first_imgSpain v Italy Ramos tells Madrid crowd: ‘Don’t boo Pique’ Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 07:26 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) RamosPique-cropped Getty Images Spain v Italy Sergio Ramos Spain Barcelona WC Qualification Europe Real Madrid Primera División The Barcelona defender will feature at the Santiago Bernabeu as a Spain player and the Real skipper wants those in attendance to show respect Sergio Ramos has urged the Santiago Bernabeu crowd to put club loyalties aside and show respect to Gerard Pique during Spain’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Italy.Real Madrid captain Ramos and Barcelona defender Pique are foes in La Liga but the pair will come together for Saturday’s international fixture in the Spanish capital.Spain 17/2 to win World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Often outspoken, Pique has been targeted by boo boys during his time with the national team and Ramos pleaded with the Madrid supporters not to follow suit.”To Pique or to anybody else you must always respect the players,” Ramos told reporters.”[I ask the fans] to support us, it will be a tense and difficult match.”We want to perform well and play a good game.”Spain and Italy are level on 16 points atop the Group G standings, though Julen Lopetegui’s men occupy the summit due to their superior goal difference after six matches.Saturday’s showdown in the capital will see the return of Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer David Villa.Villa – with 59 goals for his country and Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup trophies to his name – was handed a shock recall at the age of 35, having not featured since the World Cup in 2014The veteran forward has scored 19 goals for New York City in MLS this season.”I think it surprised us all,” Ramos said. “But it is well received.”He still has a young spirit and always wants to score goals.”last_img

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *