‘Selfish and immature’ – Dest apologises for USMNT purple card


United States v Trinidad & Tobago: Quarterfinal - Leg Two - CONCACAF Nations League
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The defender was despatched off on Monday

Barcelona defender Sergino Dest has apologized after being despatched off for the US in opposition to Trinidad and Tobago.

The complete-back, who’s at present on mortgage with PSV, was given his marching orders after selecting up two yellow playing cards in 20 seconds for dissent.

Dest kicked the ball into the stands in frustration at a refereeing resolution after which selected to argue with the match official straight afterwards.

The purple playing cards was subsequently issued, with Dest publicly apologizing to his team-mates after the sport on social media.

“I want to apologize to my Teammates, Staff, Fans and whole nation for my behaviour it was unacceptable, Selfish and immature I let my team down! It’s something I have to learn from and it won’t happen again!”

USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter was additionally fairly vital of Dest after the sport which resulted in a 2-1 defeat for the Stars and Stripes, though they gained 4-2 on combination.

“He apologized to the group. He said it’s not going to happen again. As a team, the players, the staff, we need to hold him accountable because it’s inexcusable. It really is. And we were very firm with our words after the game,” he instructed reporters.

“He put a number of guys in jeopardy, made a number of guys do a lot of extra work in this weather, and it’s inexcusable.”

Dest’s purple card means he picks up the undesirable file of being the primary US participant to be despatched off twice in a calendar yr since 1990. He’ll additionally miss the Nations League semi-finals in March as a consequence of suspension.

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