De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM

  • De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM

De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM

During the build up to the tournament, however, De Gea found himself involved in an allegation which not only changed him as a person but also soured his relationship with the national media.

Socialist leader Sanchez, who took over as prime minister earlier this month after conservative Mariano Rajoy lost a vote of confidence, criticised De Gea two years ago amid sexual assault claims against the Manchester United player.

"I accepted his apology politely".

But it's also true that most of the well-known figures who showed a lack of respect towards me haven't apologized at all - not even in private. "It's easy to talk about others in this country". "But when you have the confidence of the coach and colleagues, you always go to the field with more confidence and try to help the team as much as possible".

In Spain, we've grown accustomed to a high level of football and if the team doesn't win, it's seen as a fiasco. "Many people have been very unfair to me". It's all water under the bridge now.

De Gea is set to be Spain's World Cup No1 this summer.

De Gea heads into the World Cup on the back of a clean sheet in a 1-0 friendly victory over Tunisia.

Spain head to Russian Federation in the hopes of restoring former glories having won the World Cup and Euros in quick succession less than a decade ago.

"We have to be focused".

'Football is football and a thousand things can happen. But I'm always calm and come my way, I will continue to be the same. "It is important to be focused and to play at 100 per cent".

1 will come face-to-face with the Real Madrid superstar on Friday when Spain open their Russian Federation 2018 campaign with an Iberian derby date against Portugal. Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United soon after, ending Real's short-term interest. But Portugal isn't just about Cristiano. they have a great side, they won the Euros and are in a good moment of form.

"We also have a great national team, and it will be a tough game".

"We are all good".