VfB Stuttgart: “Concerns” about Karazor

Atakan Karazor from VfB Stuttgart has been in custody in Ibiza for three weeks now. Now, for the first time, a teammate of the professional arrested for alleged rape has spoken out.

“I found out about it on vacation. Of course we talk about it in the dressing room and we’re worried about Ata,” goalkeeper Florian Müller said.picture“.

It is currently still unclear how the Karazor case will continue. The defensive midfielder has been in prison on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza since the beginning of June, where he had previously been on vacation.

The 25-year-old is said to have raped an 18-year-old Spaniard together with a friend of the same age. Karazor, on the other hand, speaks of consensual sex.

Atakan Karazor “very important” for VfB Stuttgart

There is currently no date when the Essen native will appear in court or be released. A release on bail was ruled out.

In terms of sport, Karazor’s absence is a major setback for Stuttgart. “Ata was very important last season and gave the team a lot. Everyone at VfB knows their value,” said Müller.

In 2021/2022, Karazor played 25 competitive games for the Swabians. He was allowed to play in the starting XI 24 times.

VfB Stuttgart: Sven Mislintat also has his say

Most recently, sports director Sven Mislintat also commented on the state of affairs.

“You can’t say exactly how this is developing. You listen to what the lawyers tell you, what is reflected back from the personal conversations that Ata has with the family and his lawyer. But of course I won’t say anything about that because it is an ongoing process,” said the 49-year-old.

It is still unclear whether VfB Stuttgart will sign a replacement for Karazor. “I would like to answer that as if Ata were injured. If Ata had an injury, we would also deal with it internally, so we are calm and relaxed there,” emphasized Mislintat.

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