David Ospina’s sister, Daniela, has confirmed that the goalkeeper will return to Brazil for the Copa America despite leaving to tend to his seriously ill father.
Ospina’s dad, Hernan, had reportedly been suffering from health problems towards the end of the season but his condition was said to have worsened in the ‘last hours’ leaving Ospina with no choice but to return to Medellin.
It was not clear at that point if he would miss the rest of the tournament but his sister has confirmed the 30-year-old will return.
“Not because he’s my brother, but I must say that I admire him, it’s a moment of decisions and I do not want to be in his shoes, this is his job, what he’s passionate about.
“Tell them many things in life gives us the opportunity and he will return to his team, with his teammates, because my dad deserves it and he deserves it. They are decisions that are not easy,” Daniela Ospina told Caracol Radio.