Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has apologized to Ragnar Klavan after his hard challenge in a friendly game.
The Spanish midfielder was the culprit of a dangerous tackle in the match opposing Chelsea to Liverpool. Cesc Fabregas was sent off in the game. After the game, the midfielder went to the dressing room and apologized to the player for his behavior on the pitch.
Ragnar Klavan will certainly remember his first game for Liverpool. The player has just joined the Anfield side in the summer for a sum of £5million from Augsburg. He was at the end of a bad tackle from the Spanish international and ended up hurt from the challenge. The referee awarded Cesc Fabregas with a straight red card.
After the match, however, Cesc Fabregas ran to the Liverpool dressing room and apologized for his tackle. He also went and apologized to the Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp as he did not want this incident to become a major issue especially at the start of a new season.
Antonio Conte also apologized to the Liverpool team as he did not want to create any animosity between both clubs. He said that the player was sorry, and he was sorry as well. The Chelsea manager said that there was no malicious intention involved in the tackle and that it happened in the heat of the moment. He stated that he knows Cesc Fabregas well and that he is not a bad character on the pitch.
Antonio Conte said that this is normal when two big teams meet even if it is in a friendly match. He said that both sets of players did not want to lose the game, and it was natural that there was some aggressiveness in the game.
Jurgen Klopp has said that he has accepted Fabregas excuses as he knows that he did not intend any harm to the player.