The second woman in the England footballers coronavirus hotel scandal has told how she felt “sorry” for Phil Foden’s girlfriend.
Lara Clausen, 19, also gave further details of their secret liaison with Foden and team-mate Mason Greenwood inside the official England team hotel.
And she spoke of her horror at how she found out the players had been sent back home after news of the incident broke.
Foden and Greenwood arrived back in Manchester on Monday night by private jet to face their angry families and clubs.
Foden is in a steady relationship and has a two-year-old son and law student Lara said: “Many have said to me that he (Foden) has a girlfriend and a child, I did not know.
“I did not Google the person before I went to meet him, I feel for everyone around him. Family, girlfriend, teammates and him too.
“It is an honour to play with the national team.
“I realised that they were something known, but it was a big mistake for all parties not to have thought beyond what happened.”
She added: “We can not take this back, this is something you have to live with.”
Lara gave an interview to a local newspaper in Iceland and also posted a short video on Instagram.
She explained: “I have come in here to come clean, to tell about my side and the right side of this issue, which has attracted much more attention than I had thought.
“To answer the main question, I’m the person who picked up the boys and took up this whole situation. It was a huge mistake.”
Lara says that she did not know that Manchester City’s Foden and Manchester United’s Greenwood were international stars.
She said: “Honestly with all my conscience, I did not realise how famous these guys were.
“I do not watch football and have never done, I did not realise what I was putting on the internet.
“I had to learn the hard way that not everything belongs on the internet, you have to be careful what you put on the internet.
“I did not realise it. I put this in a private story on my Snapchat and I thought it would never go any further, I did not realise who these guys were and how big it would be. “