Espanyol coach apologizes to fans for praising and hugging Messi

Recall after the game against Espanyol on Sunday, Quique Sanchez Flores had hugged Messi and Iniesta for their wonderful display against his side. Now the Espanyol coach found himself apologizing for complimenting the Barcelona no.10.

“I’m surprised at the reaction of some fans from the derby game. If I’ve offended anyone knowingly or unknowingly, I’m sincerely sorry as it was never my intention to hurt anyone. I’m only responsible for Espanyol and I treat my rivals well no matter where they are from or who they are,” said the Espanyol coach.

“Since I’ve only being here for three months, I’m still learning and trying to build a good relationship with the fans. And of course, I don’t know everything yet,” he concluded.

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