In a bid to calm the storm surrounding his views on Catalan independence and the Spain national team, Gerard Pique spoke to the media in an honest press conference today.
It's been a hard couple of days for the Barcelona centre-back, who was abused by his country's fans on Monday during a Spain training session.
And to make things worse, his well-publicised feud with Sergio Ramos once again resurfaced, with the Real Madrid captain slamming Pique for making his views public on Twitter.
All this resulted in Pique threatening to quit the Spain national team for good. If people couldn't accept his political views, he was prepared to walk away.
However, in said press conference, the 30-year-old said he considers his Spain teammates as "family" and could never turn his back on them.
"Since the beginning of the situation, to have fans that usually cheer you whistle and insult you, has been very difficult," he said.
"But it is impossible to question my commitment since the age of 15. I consider this a family and it is one of the reasons why I continue here.
"I have said it many times, I am very proud to be part of the Spanish selection and a group capable of winning all the titles here.
"I'm here to make myself clear and because the coach asked me to. I'll try to help the team in any way I can."
Reports of unrest in the Spain camp because of Pique and Ramos' strained relationship certainly didn't help and now Pique has addressed those rumours, too.
According to various Spanish sources, namely AS and Sport, Pique and Ramos' relationship was 'beyond repair' at one point because of all the controversy.
They then decided to put their political views to one side and focus on Spain, which apparently meant they were friends again.
Well, Pique has now revealed the truth and according to the Barca man, he and Ramos are so close that they're actually due to go into business together. No, seriously.
"Any talk that we don't get along is a big lie," Pique told the media. "We are even going to be partners in a business that I asked him to get involved with.
"Everything is okay, my relationship with him is phenomenal. It is easy to say things but we are very close and there is no problem between us."
Safe to say no one saw that coming. It turns out that Pique and Ramos aren't just the best of friends, but future business partners.
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