Sagna says sorry for ‘mistake’.
In 2011, playing for Arsenal and Manchester City respectively, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta were involved in an angry bust-up and both were sent off late on in a 0-0 draw.
Sagna has since joined Zabaleta at the Etihad Stadium, where both players will compete for the right-back spot in Manuel Pellegrini’s team.
Despite their new rivalry, Sagna has apologised to the Argentina international.
“I’ll say I was wrong,” he told reporters. “It’s in the past. I made a mistake and I apologise.
“I understand Spanish and he said something. He didn’t mean to say it to me but I took it personally – I lost the plot.
“It was a very emotional day for me. I had just lost my brother and was not in a good frame of mind.
“It’s one of the only times I have lost my cool, but I had just lost someone in my family. I didn’t talk to anyone and kept everything inside, so when it happened I just went crazy. I was too upset to talk to him after the game.”
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