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Last Updated: Friday, 8 December 2006, 22:27 GMT
Gravesen anger at media grilling
Thomas Gravesen is all smiles during training
Thomas Gravesen was in a better mood during training
Celtic midfielder Thomas Gravesen reacted angrily to questions about his form and threatened to pull the plug on a media conference.

The Danish midfielder was roundly criticised after the midweek defeat by Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Asked first about the game, Gravesen said: "No comment. We look forward to the Dunfermline game and that's why I am sitting here."

Asked about his performances, he stated: "The Dunfermline game please."

Gravesen had played in an unfamiliar role in the right side of midfield against Copenhagen and was substituted in the second half to the jeers of his fellow countrymen in the Parken Stadium.

The 30-year-old has refused to speak to the Danish media after quitting international football in the summer.
If you ask me one more time about me, I walk out

Thomas Gravesen

And, rebuffing attempts to look back at the midweek game, he said: "I think the team has played very well, we are in a fantastic position at the moment.

"I'm in a team and it's called Celtic, it's not a single-man thing, it's a team."

When prompted once more to discuss his form, he snapped: "If you ask me one more time about me, I walk out. Ask about the team, ask about Dunfermline."

As the press conference deteriorated into farce, Gravesen was quizzed on whether confidence had been affected by the midweek defeat and he snapped: "I don't know."

When asked if he was angry and upset by the media, he claimed: "No. Ask about the Dunfermline game, that's why I'm here."

To finish off a remarkable confrontation, which lasted just over two minutes, the Dane was asked if he thought it was possible Celtic could lose to Dunfermline.

Before leaving, midfielder replied: "I don't know."

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