Monday February 6 2012
Ibra: ‘I messed up’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised for getting himself sent off at the weekend, but has faith in his teammates to do well in his absence.

After striking Napoli’s Salvatore Aronica and receiving his marching orders on Sunday, Ibrahimovic was hit with a three-match ban on Monday, which rules him out of clashes with Udinese, Cesena and Juventus.

Milan are planning to appeal, with the belief that it is similar to last season’s incident between the Swede and Bari’s Marco Rossi, which was reduced on appeal from three to two games.

Receiving the Tapiro d’Oro award, a mock award handed to players who have tripped up in some way or another, Ibra apologised.

“I did a stupid thing. It happens, it happens. I have to learn when I am wrong. I don’t need the television pictures to know what I did. I messed up.

“I have confidence in the team. They will do well without me.”