ANGEL DI MARIA’S family were the victims of a ‘violent robbery’ during Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Nantes, according to reports.
The Argentine was substituted in the 62nd minute and was escorted down the tunnel by boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine was substituted in the 62nd minute of the contest[/caption]
RMC, who have reported the robbery, write how PSG’s sporting director Leonardo was spotted making contact with Pochettino just moments before the substitution.
The ex-Spurs boss then informed Di Maria of the serious personal problem and he immediately left the stadium in tears.
Initial information coming out of France claims members of family were present at his home during the robbery with reports they were held hostage.
Di Maria is married to Jorgelina and the couple have two young children.
The parents of PSG team-mate Marquinhos were also said to have been victims of a similar raid during the match.
PSG surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 at home to Nantes, conceding twice after the break.
And Pochettino hinted at a severe incident after the contest by admitting football wasn’t at the front of their minds during half-time.
He said: “There is the disappointment of having lost three points, but the group was concerned about things that you are probably already aware of.
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“Situations outside of football exist and can explain the second half.
“It is not an excuse, but it prompted a drop in energy levels. At halftime, we were talking about things other than football.”
PSG’s Mauro Icardi had his home burgled in February while he was playing in an away clash against Lorient.
Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have also all burgled during their spells at the club.
Di Maria’s house was also targeted by burglars in 2015 while he was playing for Manchester United.