'I am telling the truth' - Gers star risks conflict with national team in bizarre disagreement
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Rangers winger Eros Grezda contradicts Albanian FA comments

Eros Grezda has hit back at the Albanian FA in a bizarre scenario, as quoted by the Daily Record.
On Sunday, the national footballing body stated that the Gers winger would miss their fixtures against Iceland and Moldova, due to ‘personal issues’ [Scottish Sun].

Grezda has failed to make an impact at Ibrox this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Grezda then appeared to corroborate the statement, by posting his own message on social media.
“I’m sorry to inform you that I will not be ready to help the national team in the next two games,” he wrote, as
quoted by the Scottish Sun. “I hope and believe we will get six points.”
The timing of these ‘personal issues’ suggested they could be linked to uncertainty over his future at Rangers. His agent, Ives Cakarun, had already stated that his client sought Ibrox talks over a potential departure following the international break [
Scottish Sun].
However, on Monday morning, the 24-year-old clarified his position and in so doing, directly contradicted the Albanian FA’s statement.
“I have a problem with my adductor muscles. It’s a muscle injury,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I risk further damage if I continue training and I have decided to pull out of the squad.
“I am telling the truth.”

Now he’s left himself open to the wrath of the Albanian footballing body. (Photo by Mustafa Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Verdict

This is a bizarre episode suggesting a major breakdown in communication between the player and his national team.
Grezda barely featured for the Gers after the turn of the year, and with this apparent disagreement, he could now also face time frozen out of the Albania team for whom he is a crucial player.
It will be interesting to see what unfolds regarding his future, over the coming weeks.


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