Sevilla keeper Palop apologises for Honda gaffe

Sevilla goalkeeper Andre Palop has apologised for his gaffe in defeat to Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow.

Sevilla goalkeeper Andre Palop has apologised for his gaffe in defeat to Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow.

Palop made a mess of what should have been a straightforward save from Keisuke Honda's powerful free-kick.

"I feel obliged to apologise. When so many people were hopeful, I must ask forgiveness. Today was an important day and I have failed, so I will ask forgiveness a thousand times," said Palop.

"We try to give joy to the fans, it is our duty to do our best but now I am obliged to offer an apology."

Palop said that the shot from Honda was powerful and moved strangely but said that he had no excuse for not saving it.

"It was a powerful shot which caught me off-guard, it was a little strange but there are no excuses."

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