Dani Carvajal claims ‘footballers are easy targets’ for criminals after the Real Madrid star was the latest victim of a string of home burglaries.
The Spanish fullback revealed that three men armed with iron bars attempted to attack his home in Boadilla del Monte Tuesday morning at 2 a.m. local time, but “they could not because of the security system.”
With the incident coming so soon after Chelsea’s new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffered a broken jaw in a house robbery, Carvajal has called for national protection for the players.
Dani Carvajal has called for national protection after a home robbery on Tuesday
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the victim of an armed robbery at his home in Barcelona
Speak with salvame, Carvajal said: ‘They tried to gain access to the house and they couldn’t because of the security system. They searched where to gain access, but everything was closed. The security system did its job well.
‘It was a big shock, but thank God we weren’t home and nothing happened’ and that ‘it’s the first time this has happened to me and I hope it’s the last.
“The investigation is in the hands of the Guardia Civil and hopefully they can find them as soon as possible.”
“Footballers are an easy target. They know when we play and when not. Hopefully the state security agencies can help us with this, because we are clear targets for them [assailants]’ said the Real Madrid footballer.
Spaniard claims ‘footballers are easy targets’ because people know where they are
The 30-year-old recalled that there was a barrage of robberies a few years ago. Many colleagues came into the house” and emphasized that “there have been colleagues who have it very bad” – which could refer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabonese international, who has just signed a two-year deal with Chelsea, suffered a broken jaw after being struck on the chin with an iron bar during a terrifying robbery at his childhood home.
Aubameyang is said to have been attacked by a group of four men and threatened with firearms and iron bars in the early hours of Monday morning from his wife Alysha Behague and their two terrified children.
Aubameyang was at home with wife Alysha Behague when the men broke into their property
Before sealing a transfer to West London, Barcelona moved Aubameyang and his family to a five-star hotel in the city and offered them psychological counseling after the ordeal.
The thieves escaped with jewelry after Aubameyang was forced to open a safe at the property in Castelldefels, a coastal town south of Barcelona.
Aubameyang, 33, was beaten on the chin with an iron bar while Behague received a blow to the head, but they initially decided not to undergo hospital treatment so as not to further frighten their children.