Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Rajiv van La Parra has admitted he was wrong to storm off down the tunnel after being substituted.
The 23-year-old was substituted just after half-time in the 53rd minute in their Sky Bet Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Molineux on the 17th March.
Kenny Jackett’s side ended up winning the game 3-0, courtesy of goals from Bakary Sako, Benik Afobe and James Henry.
van La Larra was replaced by former Millwall and Reading winger James Henry in the 53rd minute, and this prompted a pretty dramatic response from the Dutch winger, who stormed down the Molineux tunnel.
Speaking to the Shropshire Star, van La Parra admitted his actions were completely out of order:
“My reaction after coming off was not good to go straight inside. Sometimes, footballers find it hard because we have a lot of emotion on the pitch.
“In certain situations you react very quickly and it can take only seconds to think about things. But I think everyone who knows me will know there was no bad meaning meant by it.
“I was just disappointed because I want to do well for the team and we have the same ambition – to get to the Premier League.
“It would have been a better and more positive reaction to sit on the bench but I didn’t do the right thing in that moment. That can happen.
The winger joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2014, signing from Dutch outfit Heerenveen.
He has gone on to accumulate 35 appearances for the Midlands club, and his electrifying performances on the wing have impressed many this campaign.
Wolves currently sit in eighth place in the Sky Bet Championship, having accrued 65 points from 39 league games thus far this season.