PrevNext

CL: Bayern's Gotze apologises for sharing joke with Barcelona keeper

Munich: Bayern Munich striker Mario Gotze has apologised for his behaviour after his German club's 0-3 loss to Barcelona in the first leg of the European Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou Stadium in the Spanish city.

Mario Gotze
Mario Gotze

Germany's World Cup hero, Gotze was seen sharing a joke with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after the final whistle in the first leg of the semi-final. It caused an uproar among Bayern fans, who felt the former did not care much about the heart-breaking loss.

However, the 22-year-old on Thursday insisted he was equally hurt after the debacle and has apologised for sending a wrong signal to the fans.

"There have been reports in the press that I was joking around and having fun with my friend Marc-Andre ter Stegen after the game," a statement on Gotze's official website read.

"People who think I do not care about the defeat are completely wrong. I was at least as disappointed as my teammates and the fans.

"If things looked different, I would like to apologise for that. I would like to make it clear that I always give my all for the team.

"I want to achieve success with the club and I always behave respectful toward fans, Bayern and opponents," the release added.

The former Borussia Dortmund star has faced severe criticism from fans following some mediocre performances in the recent past.

You May Like

MORE FROM JAGRAN

0 Comments

    Leave a Reply