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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2007, 17:46 GMT 18:46 UK
Ghaly sorry after shirt tantrum
Martin Jol shows his displeasure as Hossam Ghaly walks off after throwing off his shirt
Ghaly upset Spurs fans by throwing off his shirt
Tottenham's Hossam Ghaly has apologised for his reaction to being substituted against Blackburn last Thursday.

He threw his shirt to the ground after boss Martin Jol made the decision.

"I'm so angry with myself," said the midfielder, who was dropped from the squad for Sunday's game with Manchester City. "My reaction was totally wrong.

"I have always considered it an honour to wear the Tottenham shirt and I never intended to show any disrespect. I want to apologise to the fans."

It was out of character because he is a very good boy

Spurs boss Martin Jol
And Ghaly, who was the subject of negative chanting by the Tottenham fans on Sunday, added: "I hope they don't judge me on this incident alone. I have tried hard for the club this season."

The Egyptian explained that frustration was the main reason behind his outburst.

"I knew things weren't happening for me out there, my play was terrible and I could hear the crowd jeering me," he added.

"I was so upset at the fans' reaction. I have enjoyed playing in front of the club's supporters all season and I felt I had given of my best all the time and played some decent football.

"It is always hard to accept being substituted after such a short period of time and I was upset and taken aback by the cheering. I am a player who plays with my heart."

Ghaly, 25, was brought on in the first half after an injury to Steed Malbranque but lasted only 31 minutes before Robbie Keane replaced him as Spurs chased an equaliser.

Jol said: "It was out of character because he is a very good boy, he's always disciplined and every time he was involved he did well but you couldn't say he did well this time."

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