Paris Saint-Germain winger Nene has apologised for "reacting badly" after being dropped to the substitutes' bench for his side's 2-1 defeat by Nancy on Saturday.
In an interview with radio station Infosport, he admitted he had over-reacted. "Everyone saw that I was disappointed," said Nene, who is PSG's top scorer with 13 goals in Ligue 1 this season.
"I think it's normal. I wanted to help my team-mates to win the match. I reacted badly towards them. I didn't talk, I stayed in my seat. I didn't feel good. When the others don't play, they encourage us, and I should have tried to encourage them too."
The Brazilian also said that media reports that he had refused to come on as a substitute were wide of the mark. "That was it," he said. "I stayed in my seat, I didn't do anything, but I didn't hit the door and I didn't refuse to go on. It's absurd. I didn't even warm up."
Referring to an accusation that he had said that he would never wear the PSG jersey again, he said: "I'd never dare to say something like that. That's one thing that really annoyed me. It came from a site that no-one even knows where it's from.
"I have to tell the supporters that it's not true, that I'm completely committed to the team and I want us to be champions. There are eight matches left. I want to help the team to become champions and that's all I want."
PSG are currently in second place in Ligue 1, level on points with leaders Montpellier, who have a game in hand.