Yepes won't hold Cisse grudge
By Patrick Haond & Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mario Yepes has stated he has nothing against Djibril Cisse.
Mario Yepes has stated he has nothing against Djibril Cisse after the Marseille striker ended his season early.
The Paris Saint Germain defender suffered a broken ankle in a challenge from the France international last weekend.
But Yepes will not hold a grudge against Cisse and is now focusing fully on his recovery.
"I immediately felt big pain, and I believed there was something wrong," Yepes said.
"I wanted to go on to help the team. But after half-time I could not any more.
"I think Cisse is a little late in the challenge, but I don't believe he wanted to injure me.
"No player is like that. I don't think a player ever wants to seriously injure another player.
"On Tuesday, he tried to call me and I have listened to his message.
"The doctors told me my season is over. But I will try to prepare myself to come back as soon as possible."
However, despite Yepes' comments, some of his PSG team-mates have launched scathing attacks on Cisse.
"I don't wish for anyone to be suspended for two months like I was, but Djibril was late and didn't control himself," Pierre-Alain Frau, who was suspended for two months earlier in the season for a dangerous challenge on Sedan's Stephane Noro, told AFP.
"It would be stupid not to apply the rule that suspended me."