Pique: I want Spain whistling to stop

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Gerard Pique is tired of being jeered by Spain supporters and the embattled centre-back wants the situation resolved.

Pique has been targeted by boo boys in recent months and it was no different during Spain's 4-0 rout of Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday.

The 28-year-old was jeered and whistled at by his nation's fans in Logrono as Vicente del Bosque's men sealed their spot in the tournament, and he revealed afterwards that he hopes the tension comes to an end.

"You have to ask the fans if it will stop," he said. "I only like talking about what I do out on the pitch.

"I'd like to resolve this situation with the whistling, of course I do, but that depends on the fans. I am going to give all I've got to do my job.

"This is my home and my family. I've been coming here to the national team since the first day they called me up and I have always received affection and good treatment.

"I thought I put in a good game, the result puts us on our way to France and now we want to do a good job at the Euros."

One of the reasons Pique consistently suffers the wrath of the supporters is due to his support for Catalan independence, which many feel is an insult to Spain, but he insists he is fully committed to La Roja.

"I seem to have explained myself a thousand times on this," he said. "No one should be in any doubt about me and my commitment; I’ve been with the national side since I was 16.

"People can take a look through the archives and see everything I have said in the press since I was a kid. You won’t find anything bad or comments I've made against the national team or this country for people to get upset about."