ARSENE Wenger has apologised for his part of the confrontation with JosÃ© Mourinho last weekend but added that he felt provoked by the Portuguese.
The Frenchman, talking to French television show TÃ©lÃ©foot, said: â€œThey gave too much importance to this story. In hindsight I think I should not have reacted at all, itâ€™s not a way to behave on a football field.
â€œI always regret any signs of violence and I apologise, but thatâ€™s a part of games where everything is manic. And then we have quite a substantial past. Did Mourinho provoke me? That is how I felt. I did not enter Chelseaâ€™s technical area.â€
The two managers clashed at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea won 2-0 last Sunday. It is not the first time they have not seen eye to eye and Mourinho last season branded Wenger â€œa specialist in failureâ€.
The Chelsea manager, also on TÃ©lÃ©foot, said of the incident: â€œI have no words to explain what everybody saw in those images.â€ – The Guardian