Stefanutto says he’s cleared the air with goalkeeper Jamie Young following an on-field verbal altercation.
Brisbane Roar defender Shane Stefanutto has apologised for his on-field bust-up with teammate Jamie Young following his side’s 3-1 loss to Melbourne City on Saturday.
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Stefanutto told ABC Radio that he regretted blasting Young out in public and that he had wrongly taken his frustrations out on one player.
“It’s a frustration thing and in my case I was taking it out on one person which is not on,” Stefanutto said.
“We’re all trying our hardest, Jamie’s trying his hardest.
“We’re all wanting the best for this club. I put my hand up straight away and said it shouldn’t have happened on the field.
“I let my emotions get the better of me and know it wasn’t a good look out there.”
Stefanutto said he cleared the air with Young post-match in the change rooms.
“I just said it wasn’t personal, I was just frustrated with the whole night and I took it out on him, and I really am sorry that I brought him into the situation,” he said.
“He’s come into the club and been a great professional for us … He’s only four games into his career at the club so I’m just disappointed that I put pressure on him that he doesn’t deserve.”
The Roar have now lost their opening four games of the season, but will be looking to get back on track when they face fellow strugglers Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Friday.