“I missed that penalty due to pressure with the scoreline at 2-0. I have been shooting penalties all my life, it just happened. It was pressure maybe."
Gerard Pique is steadily becoming the new "Terry Butcher" as he once more shed blood in Spain's pursuit for World Cup glory. Against Switzerland, he got kicked and bled from his head. With Honduras, a flailing boot landed on his upper lip, causing more bleeding. Who says that continental defenders aren't hard? Try telling that to the imposing 6ft 4in former Manchester United player. Pique's cuts and bruises (he got kicked in the nuts as well) epitomises Evel Knievel's pain is temporary, glory is forever, chicks dig scars.