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Ex-Everton midfielder Van der Meyde: I'd apologise to Moyes

Andy van der Meyde admits he regrets his time with Everton.

The responsibility for four ill-fated years at Goodison Park, insists Van der Meyde, belongs exclusively with him.

“It was not the gaffer's fault, not my teammates' fault, not the supporters' fault," he told evertonfc.com.

“Nobody else's fault.

“It was my own fault."

Van der Meyde moved to Goodison Park from Inter Milan on the final day of the 2005 summer transfer window.

How would the conversation unfold if he met former Everton manager David Moyes?

“For the things I said, I would shake his hand and say, 'Sorry, man'," says Van der Meyde.

“People ask why I did this and that.

“But life for me was a cocktail of problems.

“Mentally, I needed to put those away and, on that, I failed. I have to live with it.

Everton is a great club. The supporters were always behind me and I messed it up for them. I really want to say I am sorry for that.

“I hope one day I can go back to Goodison and everything will be okay."


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