Team coach forced Paris Saint-Germain The Frenchman, Mauricio Pochettino, to direct his player Angel Di Maria, from the team match that ended in a 1-2 defeat by Nantes, after a “violent robbery” occurred at the player’s family home in the French capital.
Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director, Leonardo, was seen speaking on his phone during the second half, and after a brief discussion with the coach, Di Maria was withdrawn and Leandro Paredes came out in his place 62 minutes into the match, according to a newspaper. The Daily Mail Britain, Sunday 14 March 2021.
Then, the former Tottenham manager whispered to his player a few words, before walking with him to the locker room, and then back later alone.
For its part, the station said RMC Frenchman N Di Maria was taken out of the match due to a “serious personal problem”, after his family’s home was burgled.
In turn, the newspaper said La Parisien The Di Maria family was inside the house at the time of the accident, but they did not hear the intruders storm the house. Reportedly, thieves stole the contents of the safe on the top floor of the house, and a specialized robbery unit was dispatched to the player’s home.
Reports also indicate that Di Maria quickly left the “Princes Park” stadium after hearing of the robbery of his home, and team officials informed his team-mates after the match, and they were “shocked” by the news of the accident.
There were also reports that several members of the Di Maria family were taken hostage, and the newspaper “Marca” said that the family was unharmed but that they were taken hostage.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that Di Maria and his family have been targeted by a burglary of this kind, as thieves had previously stormed his home in England while he was playing for Manchester United.
Di Maria is the latest star in Paris Saint-Germain to fall victim to a robbery, with news that Mauro Icardi’s home was also burgled by thieves in January.
It was newspaper L’Equipe The French reported at the time that the Argentine striker had stolen $ 487,000 worth of belongings from his home while he was with his team, and the stolen items included jewelry, watches and specially designed clothes.
The targeting of soccer players’ homes in Paris and across Europe has become a real concern with the increase in incidents of this kind over the past few years.
Thieves broke into the home of former Paris Saint-Germain star, Danny Alves, in February 2019, and before that, the home of Bayern Munich player Eric Maxime Choubou-Moting had been robbed in November 2018, and his home was stolen from his home worth about 700 thousand Dollars, includes luxury handbags and dozens of Rolex watches, plus jewelry.
Two hackers also targeted the home of the current Chelsea defender and former Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva, in Paris in December 2018, and stole a Richard Mille watch worth more than $ 700,000 and some jewelry. Its acquisition is valued at over $ 1.4 million.