Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic has responded to reports that he broke out of the coronavirus-related quarantine imposed by the Serbian authorities.
With Real Madrid’s permission, Jovic travelled back to Belgrade, yet he was reportedly seen out on the streets of the Serbian capital, while some stated that he may have been going to his girlfriend Sofia Milosevic’s birthday party, although he denied the latter.
“Having seen the situation throughout the world and in our country is very difficult, like it has been for some time, I have to speak out and send support to everyone,” Jovic said.
“Firstly, I’m very sorry to be the main talking point these days and I’m sorry that I’m the one constantly being written about and not those key protagonists who are fighting this crisis, who are the doctors and all those working in health.
“In Madrid, my COVID-19 test was negative, so I decided to travel to Serbia, to help and support our people as well as be close to my family, with the club’s permission.
“Upon arriving in Serbia, I was tested and it came out negative.
“I’m very sorry that some people haven’t done their job professionally and haven’t given me concrete instructions on how to behave in my isolation.
“In Spain, you’re allowed to go out to the supermarket or the pharmacy, which doesn’t happen here.
“I want to apologise to everyone if I’ve done any sort of damage or put anyone in danger.
“I hope that we can get over this together.
“All my support, Serbia, we’ll get through this together.”