Pique has responded angrily to claims Spanish players were partying when they were robbed.
Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique has responded to claims that he and other national teammates were partying and playing strip poker after a Confederations Cup match when they were robbed.
Following the nation’s first game at the tournament against Uruguay – a 2-1 win for the Spaniards – the hotel rooms of six players were robbed, with money and goods stolen from stars including Pique.
Concerns were again raised over security in Brazil, but the Spain side have had their own issues to deal with as it’s been claimed that whilst the robbery was taking place, the centre-back and other teammates were partying and playing strip poker in Recife.
Pique is not amused by the accusations though and has responded angrily to the reports.
“These are all lies. They are trying to complicate other people’s lives. The football federation will take up this matter,” the 26-year-old was quoted on www.sport.es.
“These are all very unpleasant and unwelcome experiences. This situation will be resolved, though.
“Lies are always exposed at some point.”
Spain have been in superb form at the Confederations Cup, progressing from their group with three wins out of three, including a dominant 10-0 drubbing of Tahiti.
Pique and co will face Italy in the semi-final in a repeat of the Euro 2012 final last summer, whilst hosts Brazil will play Uruguay in an all South American tie in the other semi.
The defender has had one of the most illustrious careers imaginable to date, having won the Premier League and Champions League with Manchester United, as well as the top club competition twice with Barca along with four La Liga titles and Pique has a World Cup and European Championship winners medal.