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'I Will Give Him A Hug' - Ramos Seeks To Mend Bridges With Pique

Pic: Getty ImagesPic: Getty ImagesThe two defenders are fierce rivals at club level, but Ramos affirmed there will be no hard feelings on international duty.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos vowed to give Spain team-mate Gerard Pique a hug despite their numerous disagreements.

With the LaLiga title race heating up between rivals Madrid and Barcelona, the duo have exchanged views publicly, mostly about refereeing decisions.

But Ramos wants to put that behind them on international duty, with Spain preparing to face Israel in a World Cup qualifier before a friendly against France.

"It's the way it is between Real Madrid and Barcelona and that will not change," he told a news conference on Monday, via AS.

"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."