London (AP) – Attacker Mason Greenwood, who was banned from the England national team for violating Corona rules, has apologized for his misconduct.
“I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience I have caused,” Greenwood said on the Manchester United website. The 18-year-old and his two-year-old Manchester City teammate Phil Foden were sent home early the day before by England team manager Gareth Southgate after the case became public.
The two selection debutants had broken Corona rules after England’s game in the Nations League in Iceland. According to reports in the English media, you should have invited two Icelandic women to the team hotel.
“It was irresponsible of me to break the Covid-19 protocol that was designed to protect players, coaches and the public,” Greenwood said. Above all, he wanted to apologize to Gareth Southgate, who trusts him and whom he has abandoned. “Playing for England was one of the proudest moments and I can only blame myself for that mistake,” he said.
Foden had already expressed his regret on Twitter the day before: “I made a bad decision and my behavior does not match my expectations.”
England will play in Copenhagen tonight in the group’s second game in the league against Denmark. In Iceland, the English won 1-0 at the start.