Dusan Tadic ‘fought off ARMED robbers’ just days before Ajax’s Dutch Super Cup defeat by PSV, with former Southampton star forced to ‘flee two men with helmets who attacked him outside his home’
- Dusan Tadic was reportedly attacked by two armed robbers outside his home
- The incident took place after the Serbian arrived home after midnight on July 28
- Tadic was involved in a physical confrontation with the pair who were in helmets
- He managed to flee to a restaurant while the assailants got away on scooter
Former Premier League star Dusan Tadic was reportedly attacked by two armed robbers in an incident outside his home in Amsterdam last month.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf have claimed that the terrifying attack took place when the Ajax forward arrived home after midnight on July 28.
Tadic was getting out of his car when he realised something was wrong as he was approached by two armed men wearing helmets.
He immediately tried to flee the scene but was involved in a physical confrontation with his assailants.
It’s said the former Southampton star managed to pull up the visor of one of the pair before slapping them.
Tadic, who suffered minor injuries to his hand and tore his clothes, was able to flee to a local restaurant while the robbers fled on a scooter after the fight, as per Serbian news outlet Espreso.
Ajax star Dusan Tadic was the victim of an armed robbery outside his own home last month
Tadic had plasters on his hand when Ajax played PSV just two days after the incident is said to have taken place which involved two armed robbers who approached him wearing helmets
Tadic had a physical confrontation with the pair before he managed to escape
It’s also said that two men with helmets knocked on the door of his house pretending to be pizza deliverymen in the days before the attempted robbery.
On that occasion, Tadic was not at home and his wife became suspicious so did not open the door.
The Serbian wore plasters on his right hand against PSV in the Johan Cruyff Shield just days after the attack on July 30.
Tadic, who has three children with his wife Dragana Vukanac, played the full duration of the match, as Ajax suffered a 5-3 loss to their Eredivisie rivals.
He has since gone on to feature in a friendly against Almere City, and Ajax’s league opener in a 3-2 victory over Fortuna Sittard.
The incident comes more than a year after PSV striker Eran Zahavi’s wife and three children were tied up and gagged during a break-in last year.
His wife Shay took to Instagram to reveal the family were all fine ‘physically’ but stated the emotional recovery would be a long journey.
Eran Zahavi’s wife and children were tied-up and gagged during a break-in last year
Zahavi missed PSV’s Eredivise match against Willem after rushing home when he heard about the robbery.
The criminals made off with personal items and money, and Zahavi subsequently said: ‘I want to thank everyone for the support and pain they show towards my wife and children.
‘It is important for us to make it clear that we appreciate this very much and feel very loved in the Netherlands.’
Steven Bergwijn and Siem de Jong have also reportedly been targeted in previous years.