Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

De Gea wants Spain's PM to offer public apology

De Gea wants Spain's PM to offer public apology

David De Gea has called for a public apology from Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to publicly apologise for comments made about the Manchester United player's alleged involvement in a sexual assault case before Euro 2016.

The newly appointed Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, visited the national team squad recently to wish them luck before they began they set off to Russian Federation for this summer's World Cup.

"My future? The important thing is the World Cup and not to think of anything else that can divert you or upset you", De Gea told reporters at Spain's Media Day ahead the World Cup.

'Football is football and a thousand things can happen.

De Gea should be focussed on the World Cup as he looks to take Spain all the way to the final and win the trophy.

De Gea received a private apology but is seeking a public one to set the record straight. "It's easy to talk about others in this country". But I'm always calm. De Gea denied the accusations, which an investigation found to be false. It personally didn't affect me much but obviously I have people close to me that are affected by this more than me. From the beginning I said that everything was a lie and some even said that I shouldn't be in the national team and, in the end, it was shown to be a lie. "But it's water under the bridge".

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De Gea said his full focus was now on the World Cup.

"It is important to be focused and be 100 per cent".

Spain open their World Cup campaign against neighbours Portugal in a repeat of the meeting at the 2010 World Cup in which a David Villa goal was enough to send his side through to the quarter-finals. De Gea said he is ready to counter star Real marksman Cristiano Ronaldo.

"I get a lot of criticism about my music but I always try to play them good music".

"We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group".

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