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What Yannick Carrasco Did After Breaking Teammate's Nose In Training Bust-Up Is Madness

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What Yannick Carrasco Did After Breaking Teammate's Nose In Training Bust-Up Is Madness

Many of you reading this would offer a simple apology after breaking a person's nose.

Former Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco, on the other hand, decided to go one further, this week.

The 25-year-old, who made over 100 appearances for Los Rojiblancos and famously scored in the 2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid, has genuinely offered Dalian Yifang teammate Jin Pengxiang a sum of €10,000 after the training ground conflict.

"It was at a training session and because of a collision we had some small conflicts that eventually caused his nose to be injured," Carrasco, 25, told Dalian Evening News.

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"From my point of view, I think Jin Pengxiang is a good player and a very good person.

"I also want to apologise to him because sometimes in football, including during training, there are many times when an unfortunate collision like this could happen. I also hope that he can recover as soon as possible."

Carrasco went on to clarify that he did offer him medical compensation, but his teammate did not receive the money. It sounds like it didn't exactly go down well with the club:

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"I have heard some rumours during this time," the Belgian said. "I want to clarify that at first I was willing to give him €10,000 as medical compensation, but my team did not handle it well.

"He did not receive the money. There are also rumours that he asked me to pay a huge amount of compensation. I have had direct contact with Jin Pengxiang and he never asked for that.

"He is a very good player. There are some things I hope to end in a better way as soon as possible, and I am willing to play with him in the team next year."

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Dalian Yifang manager Chou Jun spoke about the incident as the club face the possibility of relegation, sitting just three points outside of the relegation zone.

"At a crucial moment in our relegation battle, people asked Jin Pengxiang to disclose the matter.

"He did not accept and did not speak about anything in any media. I apologised to him on behalf of the club."

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So why did Carrasco decide to leave Champions League football for the Chinese Super League?

"I decided to leave Atletico and start a new adventure with Dalian Yifang, to join the Wanda group project," the Belgian winger said - quoted by Marca.

"The Chinese championship is booming, the working conditions are excellent, the new infrastructures are modern and they are available for both players and fans. The level of play improves every season.

"The project and offer of the club are a great sign of confidence and respect, and represent an opportunity to develop my qualities and my future.

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"Along with Hulk, [Ezequiel] Lavezzi, [Fabio] Capello and, of course, my friend [Axel] Witsel, I will contribute to the development of football in a country that is passionate about football," he explained.

Madness.

Topics: Football News, Football, Chinese Super League

Jack Kenmare
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