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The Barcelona defender was one of a number of
players to visit a nightclub ahead of Saturday's Euro
2016 qualifier against Slovakia, but his manager has
defended his actions.
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has defended
Gerard Pique's recent night out despite the
defender being criticised by supporters.
The Barcelona centre-back has been booed by a
number of fans in his recent appearances for the
national team, and has been criticised for visiting a
Gijon nightclub in the build-up to Saturday's clash
with Slovakia.

That led to some supporters shouting that he was
drunk as he made his way onto the team coach
following their win in Oviedo that saw them move to
the top of Group C.

But Del Bosque has defended his player and said
the players going on a night out together was
"Pique was allowed to leave, it does not bother me,"
he told reporters.

The former Real Madrid manager also revealed
David de Gea is ready to play should he be required.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has not played
for the Red Devils this season, and was left out
against Slovakia as Iker Casillas was preferred.
But Del Bosque admits he would be open to picking
the former Atletico Madrid man against Macedonia
on Tuesday.

"De Gea is ready to play. I don't know if he will or
not, but he's ready," he added.

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