Diego issues apology
Wolfsburg midfielder Diego has written a letter of apology to the club's fans, offering to repay their faith by leading them to glory.
The Brazilian playmaker was suspended by Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath in May last year after walking out of a pre-match meeting when he realised he had not been picked to start a Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim, and spent the following season on loan at Atletico Madrid. Diego, 27, had hoped to join the La Liga club on a permanent basis but the former Juventus and Werder Bremen forward insists he now wants to repay Wolfsburg for his previous misconduct. "I know that I disappointed many of you at the end of the season before last, even though I was welcomed so warmly here in Wolfsburg," he wrote in a letter published on the club's website. "I am pleased that I am receiving a second, fair chance from Wolfsburg and my team-mates. "I am very grateful for that and pleased that they have faith in me. I hope that you, dear fans, will also give me this second chance. "I can promise you that I will want to be the player who helps lead the team into Europe this season."