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Barcelona defender Pique: No Real Madrid friends, but we're...

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique insists he gets along with his rivals at Real Madrid.

While admitting he wouldn't regard any Real player as a friend, he insists there's no nasty rivalry.

Pique said, "I have been phenomenal with many Madrid players. I have never had a bad word and people have respected me a lot here in Madrid, which is something that I value very much. With Nacho, with Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vázquez ... I would not say that it is a relationship of friends, but very cordial.

"I've always taken the rivalry to the limit and sometimes I have passed it, but when I take off my clothes from work and become a person on the street, I get along phenomenally with the players of Madrid. For other people the rivalry is their life, but for not me. I take it another way and I have never received a bad look because I have a lot of respect."

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