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I would’ve done same – Poyet defends Real Madrid star after assault allegations

Former Chelsea star, Gus Poyet has jumped to Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde’s defence amid an ongoing probe into the Uruguayan’s assault on Villarreal’s Alex Baena over the weekend.

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Recall that Baena gave Samuel Chukwueze the assist for his superb second goal against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

According to GOAL, Valverde assaulted Baena in the Villarreal bus parking area following Real Madrid’s La Liga 3-2 defeat to Villarreal on Saturday night.

It has been claimed that Baena spoke ill about Valverde’s unborn son when Villarreal met Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey in January.

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The incident took place after Valverde and his wife suffered a miscarriage scare.

On Saturday night, Baena crossed paths again with Valverde and purportedly used similar slurs, causing the Los Blancos star to lose his cool.

Speaking on the development, Poyet said, as quoted by the Spanish outlet Diario AS: “I put myself from Valverde’s point of view, I would’ve done the same thing. I have no doubt that it could have happened.

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“If something else happened, we will see if it goes somewhere if there is an investigation. Analysing what Fede says he [Baena] told him, I think it was an implication. Afterwards, everyone does what he wants. There is only so much you can say.”

Meanwhile, the Spanish police have taken statements from both Baena and Valverde.

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