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BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 19: Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona receives the trophy from the President of the Spanish Football Federation, Antonio Maria Villa, during the celebration after winning the Spanish League after the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on May 19, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
I don't like to see an important player like Iker going through something like this. It is terrible and I don't like it at all. Not so long ago they were putting him forward for the [FIFA] Ballon d'Or and now he's being discarded. He's my friend, he is a role model for a lot of people, he is the Spain captain. He doesn't deserve this.
Spain, the FIFA World Cup holders, are going to get a surprise when they come here, so you can just imagine what it’s going to be like for Tahiti, who will be playing Spain in their first tournament outside Oceania. And not just in any old stadium, but in the Maracana, in Brazil, the country that’s won the world title five times. I’d love to be in the shoes of one of the Tahiti players.
My priority is to recover myself thinking in the next season and to be ready, if I'm asked to, for the next challenge with the national team, the World Cup of Spain 2014.More quotes »
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