Sergio Ramos: I will give Gerard Pique a hug

Ramos: I will give Pique a hug

21/03/2017 at 09:22Updated 21/03/2017 at 10:36

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will embrace Barcelona rival Gerard Pique at Spain’s international training camp.

The pair have a history of verbal jousting but the 30-year-old has moved to heal any perceived rift between them.

"It's the way it is between Real Madrid and Barcelona and that will not change," the 30-year-old said.

"Now, I will give him a hug. We have become accustomed to throwing stones, but we take it without malice and it is always healthy.

"That serves as something for you to sell. The key is the unity in the team, and that cannot be lost."

Spain face Israel in a World Cup qualifier on Friday, with Ramos and Pique likely to form their central defensive partnership.

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