Chelsea player releases statement after backlash over 'frustration'


Chelsea loanee David Datro Fofana has publicly apologised after he appeared to snub Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer.

The Bundesliga outfit slumped to their third consecutive UEFA Champions League defeat on Tuesday night, as they lost 1-0 at home to Italian side Napoli. Fofana was replaced by Kevin Behrens after 70 minutes, but didn't look best pleased regarding his withdrawal.

Having suffered a disappointing start to the new campaign domestically too, the 20-year-old is yet to score his first goal for the club, with Fischer's side currently 15th in the German top flight after eight games played.

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Having joined Chelsea from Norweigan side Molde in January, Fofana was shipped out on a season-long loan to gain more game time away from Stamford Bridge this season.

Things seemingly haven't gone all to plan as of late, with the Ivory Coast U21 international taking to social media in the last few days to issue his own public apology the way of the Berlin boss.

In a public apology, Fofana wrote: "Following my behaviour during my exit from the field, I wanted to apologise to the club, the coach, my teammates and the supporters.

''This gesture was not intended and in no way does it represent my attitude, all this was generated as a result of frustration because I wanted to continue helping the team to obtain a positive result.

''We will continue to work and come back even stronger in the championship and in this great competition.''

Union return to action this weekend, as they take on fellow strugglers Werder Bremen. The two sides are currently level on points heading into Saturday's clash at the Weserstadion.

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