Pav sorry for angry reaction

19 May 2009 07:51
Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has apologised for his angry reaction to being substituted against Manchester City at the weekend. The Russia international stormed off down the tunnel when he was replaced by Fraizer Campbell in the 75th minute of Saturday's 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane. After the match, manager Harry Redknapp lambasted the £10million striker and accused him of disrespecting his team-mates. However, a contrite Pavlyuchenko claims he meant no offence and was merely unhappy with his own performance. He explained: "During the game I had a couple of chances to score but I didn't take those chances so I was angry at myself when I came off the pitch, not at the decision to replace me. "I know it was not my best performance but I blame myself for that and nobody else. "I did not mean to cause offence with my actions and I apologise to my team-mates, the coaching staff and the supporters, who have treated me so well since I arrived. "To get the opportunity to show my appreciation to the fans during the walk round with my team-mates at the end of the game was a special moment. They have been so welcoming and supportive towards me. "It is now up to me to go away and work on sharpening up in front of goal."

Source: ESA