No regrets for Kaboul
Portsmouth defender Younes Kaboul insists he has no regrets about his late red card at Sunderland.
Last Updated: 14/12/09 12:42pm
Younes Kaboul insists he has no regrets about his late red card at Sunderland.
The French defender was dismissed in injury-time on Saturday after he scored a last-gasp equaliser for Portsmouth.
He was already on a yellow card when he poked home and he celebrated by taking off his top and diving into the visiting fans.
But Kaboul admits he has few regrets about what happened.
"I must have looked like the happiest player ever to have been sent off,'' said the centre-half.
"I was still smiling because I knew I had rescued a draw for my team. Normally you do not see players looking like that.
"I am really sorry and I have said that to the players.
"The moment I scored, it was as if I had completely forgotten I had been booked previously. And as I was walking off, I was thinking I had been stupid but still felt happy.
"If you saw the emotion of all of us when the goal went in, it was about everything that has happened so far.
"It has been so difficult for us. We are the ones on the pitch playing and all we can do is give our all in every game.
"So when you come back in a game like this, you lose your mind, but it was the emotion of it.
"I was stupid and forgot I was booked.
"The referee did his job and it was unlucky for me. I am happy to score, but a bit disappointed as well."