DILETTA LEOTTA comforted Loris Karius after Newcastle’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester United yesterday.
The German stopper stepped in for suspended Nick Pope and cup-tied Martin Dubravka at Wembley.
Karius, 29, was making his Newcastle debut, and his first appearance for an English side since the 2018 Champions League final.
He was subsequently beaten by a Casemiro header and a deflected Marcus Rashford strike, as the Red Devils coasted to a 2-0 victory.
But irrespective of the result, his girlfriend Diletta admired his efforts.
The Italian TV host took to Instagram to show off her man after the game.
She posted a snap of herself kissing Karius’ cheek to her Insta story.
Diletta captioned it: “Proud of you.”
Despite the pain of defeat, Karius was able to offer a smile for the camera.
Prior to the match, Diletta had penned an open letter to Karius, in which she revealed the traits she admires in him most.
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Published by The Athletic, she wrote: “A big thank you to your team and the strength you’ve been able to find in one another.
“Of course, we don’t deny it, the blow was hard, but, as you taught me, life is 10 per cent what happens to you and 90 per cent how you decide to react.
“And you decided to build your future by embracing change and working even harder to get back, back to the forefront. Once more, I’m so proud of you.
“That is why from the first moment we met I admired your strength and courage.
“You told me about the long journey you’ve been on, your rebirth, and the strength with which you believe in yourself. It made me fall in love with you.
“Sometimes you need to take a step back in order to make a better run-up and I am sure this run-up will lead you and the whole team to fly. No one deserves it more.”