One of two Icelandic girls who met with England stars Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden in a quarantine busting hotel hook-up has admitted she was the one who shot the video which revealed their meeting - describing it as a 'huge mistake'.
Law student Lara Clausen, 19, says she posted the video of the two young stars meeting with her and her cousin Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, on Snapchat, because she did not realise how famous the footballers were.
Foden, 20, a rising star at Manchester City, and Greenwood, 18, who starred for Manchester United at the end of last season, both made their international debuts for England against Iceland on Saturday.
They were both axed from the squad and will miss the Nations League clash against Denmark tonight after the video revealed they had breached strict coronavirus quarantine rules set for the squad.
Lara, who says she does not watch football, has now taken to Instagram to speak out about the incident.
In an interview with Icelandic news outlet DV, she said also felt sorry for the long-term girlfriend of Foden, with who he has a young son.
Law student Lara Clausen, 19, says she posted the video of the two young stars meeting with her and her cousin Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, on Snapchat, because she did not realise how famous the footballers were
One of the girls uploaded pictures of Mason Greenwood (pictured left) and Phil Foden (pictured right) to social media
She said: 'Honestly with all my conscience, I did not realise how famous these guys were. I do not watch football and have never done.
'I did not realise what I was putting on the internet. I had to learn the hard way that not everything is online, you have to be careful what you put on the internet.
'I put this in a private story on my Snapchat and I thought it would never go any further, I did not realise who these guys were and how big it would be.
'To answer the main question, I'm the person who took up this whole situation. It was a huge mistake.'
On the meeting, she told DV: 'We did not wonder if they were quarantined. If we had known better, we would never have gone.
'Many who have sent me that he (Foden) has a girlfriend and a child, I did not know. I did not google the person before I went to meet him, I feel for everyone around him. Family, girlfriend, teammates and him too.'
It comes after he friend and cousin, Nadia, told MailOnline how she had been chatting with young Manchester United star Greenwood for a 'couple of days' before he and fellow England starlet Foden visited Iceland for the Nations League game in Reykjavik.
The Icelandic girls met up with the stars who sneaked them into the hotel
Nadia brought friend and cousin Lara Clausen (pictured) to meet the two England stars. Nadia is a 19-year-old law student from Iceland
The two girls (Nadia pictured right and her cousin and friend Lara left) pictured on the night they went to the England team's hotel to meet the young stars, who both made their debuts for the national team against Iceland on Saturday
City star Foden, who is thought of as a hot prospect for the future, regularly posts pictures with his young son, who turned one back in January
United's Mason Greenwood broke up with his model girlfriend Harriet Robson back in May. The pair are pictured here together
This is the moment England stars Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden engage in a flighty chat with Icelandic girls
They were among at least four local women who flirted with the players and discussed going to their hotel, though not all of the women did so.
England and Manchester City star Phil Foden issued an apology last night following his quarantine-breaking hotel meeting with two Icelandic girls during the national team's trip to the country.
In a statement on Twitter, he said: 'Following the story which has emerged today regarding my actions in Iceland I want to make a full apology.
'I apologise to Gareth Southgate, to my England teammates, to the staff, supporters and also to my club and my family.
'When I was called up by Gareth for these games, my first reaction was that of immense pride. To pull on that shirt for the senior team in my England debut was an incredible privilege.
'I am a young player with a lot to learn, but I am aware of the huge responsibility I have in representing Manchester City and England at this level.
'On this occasion I made a poor decision and my behaviour didn't meet the standards expected of me.
'I breached Covid-19 protocols put in place to protect myself and my England colleagues. As a consequence I will now miss the opportunity to travel to Denmark with the squad, and that hurts.
'I will learn a valuable lesson from this error in judgment and I wish Gareth and the team good luck this week.'
Nadia and Lara then met the young stars in the team hotel, away from the rooms the players were staying in. They said they spent the evening getting to know each other and enjoyed a 'good night' together.
When asked how close they came to the stars during the evening, Nadia declined to comment and would only say ‘they were perfect gentlemen’.
She told MailOnline: 'We met online. I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland.' And she added: 'They did not book the rooms. We did, and paid for them ourselves.'
It comes after videos revealed how the England stars had engaged in suggestive chat with at least four Icelandic girls, discussing the idea of them joining the footballers in their hotel.
One of the girls, Anita Gunnarsdottir, admitted being filmed flirting with the players with a friend, but insisted that she had decided not to go to their hotel. 'I didn't meet