Kasami rejects unrest reports

05 October 2011 02:20
Pajtim Kasami has rubbished reports of unrest in the Fulham camp over his missed penalty at Chelsea and has leapt to Martin Jol's defence.[LNB] It was reported earlier this week that the 19-year-old summer signing had been reprimanded by Jol for his penalty miss against Chelsea in the Carling Cup last month.[LNB]Kasami was reportedly fined £500 for the incident, which subsequently led to unrest within the Fulham team.[LNB]The Switzerland Under-21 international has on Wednesday moved to quash such speculation and apologised to Jol for his actions at Stamford Bridge.[LNB]"In the heat of the battle at Stamford Bridge I felt confident that I could score when we were awarded a penalty against Chelsea," he told Fulham's official website.[LNB]"I wasn't fully aware that Orlando Sa was the designated penalty taker for this game, and it was my desire to help my team and that resulted in me stepping forward.[LNB]"In hindsight, I made the wrong decision and I apologised to the manager immediately after the game, and we agreed it was a miscommunication.[LNB]"Any subsequent action taken against me is a confidential matter between me and the manager, and I am satisfied with the outcome and have no issues about it.[LNB]"As for this matter causing any unrest in the camp, these reports are utter rubbish and I am most disappointed that after such a fantastic win on Sunday, this story is making the wrong kind of headlines."[LNB]Fulham defender Brede Hangeland also expressed his disappointment at the story, adding on the club's official website: "I haven't even spoken to Pajtim about this, so it's news to me that I'll be discussing his fine with the PFA."[LNB]Jol's relationship with Fulham players has come under increasing scrutiny in recent times and last week he was forced to play down talk of a bust-up with Bobby Zamora.

Source: Team_Talk