A miffed Spain goalkeeper David De Gea on Monday called for a public apology from the country's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez over both parties disagreeing over a sex assault case involving the player before Euro 2016.
The newly appointed Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, visited the national team squad recently to wish them luck before they began they set off to Russian Federation for this summer's World Cup.
"You have to be focused on having a good World Cup - we are all good".
There is talk of De Gea, rated as one of the best in the world, jumping ship from Man United to Real Madrid.
"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".
During the build up to the tournament, however, De Gea found himself involved in an allegation which not only changed him as a person but also soured his relationship with the national media. "I still don't know what was behind it all and everything that came out a few days before the start of Euro 2016".
The centre-back reportedly thinks it is time for the club to attempt the signing of a different goalkeeper - Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak.
"Many people criticised me, knowing that what they said wasn't correct, but then they have not had the courage to rectify it. It is important to be focused and be 100%". From the beginning I said that everything was a lie and some even said that I shouldn't be in the national team and, in the end, it was shown to be a lie.
De Gea said his full focus was now on the World Cup.
Spain take on European champions Portugal in their Group B opener on June 15.
He told El Transistor: "De Gea is very strong".