Madrid, April 7 (IANS) Atletico Madrid midfielder Jorge Resurreccion Koke had the worst possible preparation for Saturday's football derby away against Real Madrid when he was robbed at gunpoint, according to reports in the Spanish press on Friday.
The El Mundo newspaper reported that Koke had a watch valued at 70,000 euros ($74,273) taken from him by an assailant armed with a gun on Thursday evening.
The attack occurred as the player was taking his car from an underground car park in the centre of Madrid around 19:00 hours local time, reports Xinhua news agency.
The robber approached him as he wound down his window to take a ticket from an entry barrier. He threatened the Spain international with his gun and when the player handed over the watch, rode away on a motorcycle.
Koke immediately contacted local police to report the attack.