Piqué: "I'll invite Florentino and the Real Madrid squad to the Davis Cup final"

The Barcelona player chatted to 'El Partidazo de Cope' about the Davis Cup in New York: "Football is one thing, tennis is another, of course I'll invite Florentino".

Gerard Piqué says any rivalry that Barcelona might have with Real Madrid is restricted to the football pitch and is completely irrelevant when it comes to the Davis Cup - a tournament which now organized by the Barça player's Kosmos Group. Piqué is already looking forward to the final of the tournament which will be held in La Caja Mágica in Madrid in November and says players from Real Madrid and Atlético are more than welcome to come along - as are both of the club's respective presidents. "Football is one thing and tennis is another - they've got nothing to do with each other, and of course I'll invite Florentino and both sets of players from Madrid and Atlético and I hope they come along and enjoy the spectacle," Piqué told Cadena COPE's El Partidazo programme. "I think you need to separate one thing from the other and when we are all immersed in football, of course the rivalry is there. But it's totally different when you you look at it through the perspective of it being something which is entirely unrelated - like many other things are. At the end of the day, we are talking about tennis and I'm sure that many of the Madrid players, especially the Spanish ones, would love to come along to watch Rafa [Nadal] and see if the Spanish team can win the Davis Cup for what would be the sixth time, I believe".