Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has vehemently denied allegations of sexual abuse following his implication on Friday.
De Gea, along with Iker Muniain and possibly Isco, has been implicated in a sexual-abuse case against adult-film entrepreneur Ignacio Allende, better known as Torbe, but the 25-year-old swiftly attempted to clear his name at a pre-Euro 2016 Press conference.
“First of all, I’m surprised by the news, which I deny and nothing more. It’s a lie and a falsehood,” he began.
“I have more desire than ever to stay in the national team. [The allegations] give me strength to continue with my colleagues.
“[The Press] can write whatever they want. It’s all false and in the hands of my lawyers.
“I’m a very quiet guy and it won’t affect me sportingly. I have a lot of strength and hopefully the opportunity to play.
“I was calm in the concentration, before I was notified about it and then called my family. They know me very well and that it’s false.
“I’m very calm, I know what I’ve done with my life, I know it’s all false and there’s little need to add anything else.
“I have no idea where it came from or how it got into the Press. It’s a way of trying to tarnish the image of someone and nothing more.”