Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic has spoken on his personal Instagram account about reports that he broke out of quarantine imposed by Serbian authorities.

With Real Madrid’s permission, the 22-year-old travelled back to Belgrade and was reportedly seen out partying in the Serbian capital – celebrating his girlfriend Sofia Milosevic’s birthday party.

Firstly, I’m very sorry to be the main talking point these days and I’m sorry that I’m the one being written about and not the main characters who are fighting this crisis, the doctors and all those working in health. In Madrid, my COVID-19 test was negative, so I decided to travel to Serbia, to help and support our people as well as be close to my family, with the club’s permission. Upon arriving in Serbia, I was tested and it came out negative. I’m very sorry that some people haven’t done their job professionally and haven’t given me concrete instructions on how to behave in my isolation. In Spain, you’re allowed to go out to the supermarket or the pharmacy, which doesn’t happen here. I want to apologise to everyone if I’ve done any sort of damage or put anyone in danger. I hope that we can get over this together. All my support, Serbia, we’ll get through this together.