Gerard Pique has said he does not have any issue with Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa after the pair became involved in a Twitter feud last month.
Following Real Madrid’s win over Elche in La Liga, in which Los Blancos were awarded a controversial late penalty, Barcelona defender Pique took to the social networking site to tell his followers he had been watching a “comedy film” unfurl before his eyes. That comment prompted Arbeloa to respond in a less than friendly manner.
Reports in the Spanish media have suggested there is no love lost between the pair and the relationship is tense when they meet up with the Spanish squad. But the former Manchester United man claimed those stories have been exaggerated by the media.
In quotes published by La Vanguardia newspaper, Pique said: “I’m not sorry about the Twitter post, but I think it’s all been blown out of proportion a bit. I made a comment on a situation, I was answered by a Real Madrid player and suddenly there’s talk of a big conflict when I didn’t send the message specifically to him and Alvaro didn’t send the message specifically to me. There are no hard feelings or bad blood between us.”
The defensive pair both featured for Spain as they beat Belarus 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match on Friday.