Queens Park Rangers midfielder Samba Diakite has reacted with dismay to 'ridiculous' reports that he is being treated for depression.
Diakite returned home to
However, the 23-year-old
"Frankly, I do not understand why some people start rumours like that," Diakite told RMC Sport.
"I was a bit tired in the last few days and my club allowed me to spend three days in
"My club are my employers and I was in contact with them every day.
"All of a sudden I wake up this morning, open the newspapers and learn that someone has said that I am depressed. This is ridiculous and disappointing.
"I am currently in
"It saddens me because I received calls from concerned members of my family.
"Fortunately I am a strong character as this could have had serious consequences for someone who is weak.
"I want to assure my friends and fans of QPR that I will be at training on Monday with the rest of the group and all is well."
Diakite played in the opening two matches of the season, but missed last weekend's 3-1 defeat by Manchester City.
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