AC Milan midfielder Flamini explains X-rated shocker: I wanted to prove myself!

AC Milan goalscorer Mathieu Flamini says he was sent off against Napoli because he was trying too hard.

AC Milan goalscorer Mathieu Flamini says he was sent off against Napoli because he was trying too hard.

Flamini claims his horror tackle on Juan Camilo Zuniga was “because I wanted to prove to everyone I’m worthy of the Milan shirt".

“I am happy for the goal, especially as it was my second in as many games, but I am disappointed at the red card,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“The tackle was so determined because I wanted to prove to everyone that I am a player again, full of enthusiasm and someone who is worthy of the Milan shirt.

“It was a mistake to leave the team with 10 men, but I had so much hunger and determination that these things can happen in football.”

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