Mido says he has no problems with Egypt and Wigan teammate Amr Zaki.
"I spoke to the lads about it, and Zaki came and apologised to the team, and the lads absolutely forgive him," said Mido.
"What people don't know is that he is a great lad and a very good man - he just doesn't know how the system here works.
"I have known him for years and he has a big heart and is professional. The thing about not coming back on time is something he needs to adapt to.
"It's his job now to show he wants to do better for us. We really need him to finish the season well.
"I understand why the gaffer went to the media about it, as it was the fourth time, but I hope he stays at the club and that people don't `kill' him.
"He stayed to get treatment. It's a totally different system over there.
"He is a good friend of mine, and I really want to help him here. I hope he understands that, as I have more experience with the Premier League and English people, and better understand the mentality here.
"He texted me after the match to say I played brilliantly and that he hoped I was OK."