Real Madrid defender pays the price for having a sneaky cigarette.
“It was my birthday and it was an occasional thing,” Coentrao told Record. “I am very disappointed with what has been written in the press because no one can say anything bad about me.
“I am an excellent professional, I have always given everything for the clubs I have represented and it is not fair to put everything in doubt because of one isolated act.”
As a result of his decision to have a crafty cigarette on his birthday the Portuguese full back was dropped from Real Madrid’s squad for their game at Villarreal. He will be welcomed back for tonight’s game with Real Sociedad and has probably learned a valuable lesson.