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Zabaleta Says Sorry

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has apologised for his reaction to Joey O'Brien's tackle in their 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

The City defender was furious after a late challenge from O'Brien in the second-half which saw both players cautioned, but the Argentine has apologised for his actions.

"I think it was a bad tackle," Zabaleta told Sky Sports. "I have to say sorry for my reaction, I know it's not the best reaction. I said that to the referee.

"Sometimes inside the pitch it's different, sometimes you get angry and it was a bad tackle. But, it was a yellow card for both and we move on."

Regarding the overall performance, he continued: "For us to come back stronger today was very good. I think we controlled the game for 90 minutes.

"We were disappointed to concede that goal right at the end, as we should have defended better. But, we have four games until the end of the season, so will need to keep going and we need to try to finish in second.

"We have been working well and we know how difficult it is to win the title. The Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world.

"We've been a bit inconsistent this year, unlike last season, and that’s probably cost us the title. We are working to improve our game year-on-year and looking to win trophies.

"We've got the FA Cup final at Wembley, and it's always special to win that competition as well. We'll try to come back stronger next year and try to win the title back."

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