AC Milan forward Ronaldinho has denied reports he held a 'mega party' before his side's 2-0 Serie A defeat to Inter Milan last month.
Reports suggested the 29-year-old Brazilian partied for three nights on the trot as his team prepared for the January 24 derby - something the player strongly refutes.
"I've been reading a few recent messages and I decided to get a few things off my chest and clarify things for all those accompanying me," he said on his official blog.
"Since yesterday, news has been circulating through media outlets that I had a 'mega party' the days prior to the Inter-Milan derby match and, even though it's true I was staying at a hotel in Milan, it is incorrect that I organised a party, with comments on the details of the supposed party even more incorrect.
"I've been working really hard the last few months, chasing after both my personal and professional goals.
"It seems unfair to me that the press use really old images of me and using the fact that I publicly admitted liking music to explain a bad result and create stories about me.
"I'm very involved with Milan's project and I'm working hard to provide my best, even though the results aren't always positive.
"These bits of news aren't going to affect my focus and I will continue working hard at playing great football."Reuse content