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Boudebouz apologises for outburst

September 27, 2011

Sochaux midfielder Ryad Boudebouz has apologised to coach Mehmet Bazdarevic for his reaction to being substituted against Auxerre on Sunday.

Laurent Bonnart, Ryad Boudebouz
GettyImagesRyad Boudebouz has apologised for his outburst

• Auxerre 4-1 Sochaux

Algeria international Boudebouz was angry after being withdrawn from the action for the second match in succession, and made his feelings known on the sideline.

However, he told Tuesday's edition of L'Equipe: "I had a conversation on Monday with the coach - he understood I don't have a problem with him.

"I was thinking also about the Rennes game and the national team. I thought I would be selected for Algeria's next game and that was not the case. I'm sorry."

Another player substituted against Auxerre, Steven Mouyokolo, faces a six-week lay-off. The former Boulogne and Hull defender, on loan from Wolves, was forced off after only eight minutes with a hamstring problem.