Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

De Gea wants public apology from Spain PM

De Gea wants public apology from Spain PM

De Gea, though, says he is focused only on his national team commitments with Spain as Julen Lopetegui looks to guide La Roja to a second World Cup trophy. It's very important to have a good World Cup and I hope we can go far and win - that would be incredible.

It had been said they could look to strike a deal before the World Cup begins in Russian Federation.

However, that being said, the goalkeeper may not be one of those positions at the moment as the current first-choice keeper Keylor Navas has made a plethora of mistakes last campaign.

"I am a very calm guy and it is hard for me to be affected, but you have family, people close to you, who are affected more. We will try to do our best". "Most of the other players are into hip-hop".

"I think that for a time I wasn't treated as I should have been", he said.

De Gea said his full focus was now on the World Cup despite continuing speculation that he could join Real Madrid, with Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak mooted as a potential replacement.

"He also has a great team behind him, they're European champions and it will be a tough game".

"There are things that did a lot of damage and had an affect". What's your verdict on it?

"I am still young and it's clear that I can improve".

"In the end, things are proven and we saw that it was all a lie".

"We're used to it and we accept it, because criticism is always there". But it is very hard to maintain that level and play perfectly in every match. Hopefully we can go far and win.

People stick with the good memories, they remember the good football, but they don't know how hard it is to win a game at the European Championships or at a World Cup; it doesn't matter who you play - it's always hard because football is becoming more evenly balanced.

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

You have been absent from the media spotlight for a while now, you give few interviews - have you lost trust in the press? Many who have criticised me, but then later knew that they were wrong, and have not given the face and rectified. "But it's water under the bridge". It was shown to be all lies and it's in the past.

"I politely accepted his apology", said the five-time PFA Team of the Year goalkeeper.

"It's also true that the majority of public people have disrespected me and haven't bothered to apologise to me in private. It is easy to talk about others in this country". "In these matches you get more experience and that's good".

Have you instructed your agent not to bother you while you are on duty in Russian Federation if any offers come in?

When pressed further about the transfer rumours, De Gea added: "Football is football and a thousand things can happen". It is important to be focused and be 100%'.

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