Van der Meyde says sorry

08 April 2007 04:01
Everton midfielder Andy van der Meyde has apologised to David Moyes for saying the manager had been "telling downright lies". The Dutch winger had been unhappy with his lack of first-team action and Moyes' assertion that he was lacking match fitness. Speaking on Everton's official website, van der Meyde said: "I would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologise to the manager, the coaching staff and my team-mates for the way things have developed in recent weeks. "I was quoted as saying that David Moyes said one thing to me and a different thing to the press. I acknowledge that that is simply not true and I am sorry for the confusion and offence the comments caused. "I would like to stress that at no point has the manager been anything less than 100 per cent truthful towards me. If I have been fit and not selected for the team then I just have to accept it as part and parcel of football. "I have had problems since arriving at Everton, both on and off the pitch, but I still feel that I can contribute something to the team between now and the end of the season. "This is a wonderful football club that deserves to qualify for Europe and the best way I can repay everyone here is to do my best to help make it happen. "It would be a nice way to thank the Everton fans who have treated me so well and been so supportive from the day I arrived."

Source: ESA