A training ground bust-up at Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang led to Yannick Carrasco breaking the nose of defender Jin Pengxiang .
Yannick Carrasco released an apology to his teammate via the club’s social media site on Tuesday, as well as paying £9,000 compensation for the damage caused.
In the clip, Carrasco can be heard saying the following: It was at a training session, because of a collision we had some small conflicts that eventually caused his nose to be injured. From my point of view, I think Jin Pengxiang is a good player and a very good person.”
He continued: “I also want to apologise to him because sometimes in football, including during training, there are many times when an unfortunate collision like this could happen. I also hope that he can recover as soon as possible.”
Carrasco only joined the club in February, from Spanish outfit Atlético Madrid, and made a good start to life in the Far East, by scoring the goal that saved his new side from relegation on the final day of the season.
Carrasco also said that he offered to pay for Pengxiang’s medical costs by way of apology.
“I have heard some rumours during this time,” the Belgian said. “I want to clarify that at first I was willing to give him €9,000 as medical compensation, but my team did not handle it well.
“He did not receive the money. There are also rumours that he asked me to pay a huge amount of compensation. I have had direct contact with Jin Pengxiang and he never asked for that.
“He is a very good player. There are some things I hope to end in a better way as soon as possible, and I am willing to play with him in the team next year.”
Carrasco has scored seven goals and contributed nine assists in 25 CSL games for Dalian.
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