Back in 2007 in a game between Latvia and Spain, there was a controversy that related the attitude of Xavi and Puyol. The football socks both former Barca men wore was wrapped in such a way that the one could not see the colours of Spain which was located at the top end of the socks.
Year(s) later, after winning the 2008 European Championship and 2010 World Cup, Xavi HErnandez said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo “They’ve also asked me to choose between Spain and Catalonia. And I was wondering why they were asking about it. There are many players from Catalonia who are also part of the Spain national team and the only ones they threw such questions at were Puyol and I.”