Chelsea winger Pedro is eager for Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to continue with the Spain squad.

Pique, after Sunday’s referendum events, had declared he was prepared to leave La Roja if his independence stand was a problem for FA authorities.

Pedro was asked about his former Barca teammate and stated: “He has these ideals and he is brave, because he knows that he can cause many people to be against him, but he has always demonstrated his involvement on the field, the truth is that nothing can be said to him.

“Here he has always responded in the best way, I hope he can continue in the national team.”