PSG’s Aminata Diallo has denied any involvement in the attack on her teammate Kheira Hamraoui.
Diallo, 26, was detained on Wednesday but freed without prosecution on Thursday evening by French authorities.
On the 4th of November, Diallo was driving Hamraoui and an unnamed teammate home from a team supper in Paris when they were accosted by two masked individuals.
“Aminata Diallo deplores the perfectly artificial dramatization of a rivalry between her and Kheira Hamraoui which would justify her taking it out on her team-mate,” the statement read.
“This theory does not correspond in any way to the true nature of their relationship.
“Other much more serious leads are now being looked at by investigators, which do not implicate my client in any way.
“Aminata Diallo regrets the media uproar which had already sentenced her, with no basis, and she would like to emphasize that she will not hesitate to defend her rights through legal action, if necessary, against all defamation.”
Because of Hamraoui’s injuries sustained during the incident, she was unable to play in the recent Champions League match against Real Madrid, which Diallo started before being questioned.