Theo dropped by Alaves

Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has refused to correlate Theo Hernandez’s omission for the trip to Sporting Gijon with the arrest of his brother Lucas.

Theo has been a virtual ever-present for Alaves this season, but the left-back is not in the squad to face Sporting on Sunday, despite not carrying an injury or suspension.

However, his brother – Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez – was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of domestic violence.

“Theo is very focused on his work,” Pellegrino said at a Press conference.

“I’ve seen Theo in a very good way, although I can’t comment on much of the situation, other than it’s solved in the best way possible and that Theo remains focused on his work.

“Sporting? They now have a positive dynamic and are a close-knit group with great strength, who will go for everything, but we want to show that we need the three points.”

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