De Gea denied the accusations, which an investigation found to be false. "The important thing is the World Cup - there can not be anything else to turn your attention away from that", the 27-year-old said.
MADRID-Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has demanded a "public apology" from Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez over comments he made in connection with a false 2016 sex slur. "You have to be focused on having a good World Cup - we are all good".
'Football is football and a thousand things can happen. But I'm always calm and come my way, I will continue to be the same. "The thing is that what he said back then was in public and for that I think that his apology should also come in public", he said.
"I accepted his apologies politely", Spanish media quoted the goalkeeper as saying.
"It's also true that the majority of public people have disrespected me and haven't bothered to apologise to me in private". It personally didn't affect me much but obviously I have people close to me that are affected by this more than me.
"The press conference I gave already said that it was all a lie, but everyone followed talking about if I should not be in the national team, what if. But it's water under the bridge". It is important to be focused and be 100 per cent'.
It had been said they could look to strike a deal before the World Cup begins in Russian Federation.
"We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group".