The player of Paris SG and the France team spoke at length to L’Equipe to come back to this news item which has been agitating French women’s football for months.
She comes out of her silence. And brings his version of the facts publicly. International midfielder Kheira Hamraoui says she has “need the truth to come out“concerning the attack she suffered at the end of 2021, by hooded men who hit her with an iron bar, in a first speech on Tuesday evening in The Team. “Many questions torment me: why me? Why so much violence against me? I need the truth to come out to calm me down“Said the PSG player (32) in an interview broadcast Tuesday evening on the site of the sports daily.
“I experienced an attack of incredible violence“, she says. “Two hooded strangers took me out of the car I was in to beat me in the legs with iron bars. That evening, I really thought I was going to stay there… I was screaming in pain. I tried to protect myself as much as possible. This scene, for me, lasted five minutes. It was unbearable. I keep a very painful memory, very heavy“. “I experienced a real ambush. These individuals were waiting for me behind a truck. They were in the right place at the right time. How could they be so well informed? These are so many unanswered questions even today.“, she also advances.
Asked about having directed the investigators to her teammate Aminata Diallo, present on November 4, 2021 at the time of the attack, she replied: “I am not speaking today to talk about the judicial inquiry. One thing is certain, I was the victim of a terrible attack. I will not participate in this +media tribunal+, it does not make sense to me“. “Thousands of people, journalists, bloggers, youtubers have spoken about my attack without knowing anything. Many wrong things have been said“, still noted Hamraoui who, “under contract with PSG until June 2023», stands «available to the club for next season like all players under contract“.
Regarding her relationship with ex-player Eric Abidal, when he was sporting director of FC Barcelona and she was a player of the Spanish club, she replied: “The subject of Eric Abidal is not one and has nothing to do with the aggression of which I was the victim“.