Dusan Vlahovic, a ahead on Serbia’s nationwide staff, has vehemently denied allegations he’s having an affair with the spouse of a teammate, calling the claims “absurd.”
When participating in a current media session, Vlahovic addressed the accusations that appeared to floor in mild of his taking part in time on the World Cup, which was an off-the-bench look in Serbia’s 2-0 loss to Brazil final Thursday.
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Vlahovic’s lack of minutes sparked questions, with the Serbian media claiming the reasoning behind the transfer was due to an alleged affair between the athlete and Ana Cakic, the partner of Serbia’s goalkeeper, Predrag Rajkovic.
“I’m sorry to have to begin the press convention within the World Cup this fashion, however I’ve to speak about it as a result of that is my identify being bandied about,” the 22-year-old Vlahovic mentioned.
“What all of us learn and listen to about, there’s no must touch upon one thing so absurd. Evidently these individuals are bored and don’t have anything higher to do as a result of they’re annoyed or offended, however working in opposition to the nationwide curiosity of the staff in the mean time is clearly their fundamental job proper now.”
Vlahovic, who additionally performs for Juventus F.C., mentioned Serbia’s staff is “extra united than ever and the ambiance within the squad has by no means been higher.”
“These tales are ridiculous, I simply wish to defend my identify and my integrity, so I’ll take authorized motion if mandatory,” he mentioned. “It’s not the primary time this has occurred, I might’ve hoped that folks would assist the staff earlier than such an essential match, however as an alternative we’re compelled to speak about issues that don’t have anything to do with it.” Serbia will face Switzerland on Friday within the Group G finale after wrapping up Monday’s match versus Cameroon with a 3-3 draw. Regardless of the 0-1-1 begin, Serbia nonetheless has the chance to advance to the knockout stage with a win over the Swiss mixed with Brazil beating or tying Cameroon.
As for Cakic, she too shut down the rumours on social media.
“We’ve survived worse, imagine me. Because of all of the journalists who ignored me and didn’t publish something about Tadija’s well being situation, and the opposite individuals who assume it’s greatest to assault a wounded lion bought just a little carried away, as a result of the pack is defending it! Thanks!” she wrote, per the Day by day Mail.
Cakic married the 27-year-old Rajkovic in 2018. They’ve two youngsters.
This story first appeared within the New York Put up and was republished with permission.