Pogatetz told the club's official web site: "Firstly, I have to say that I went for the tackle because I thought I could win the ball. I now
accept, however, that I misjudged the challenge.
"Immediately after the incident, I did not think it was a red card offence because I did win the ball. But now that I have had the chance to see the tackle on TV, I know the ref was right to send me off."
And the Austrian international revealed he had contacted Possebon to apologise.
"I am going to speak to Rodrigo by telephone and I have apologised for hurting him," said Pogatetz. "I hope that he will make a quick recovery and that he will not be out for long."