Guarin apologises to Inter fan

The Colombia international was initially unhappy by being told to “wake up” by one Nerazzurri supporter during Thursday’s game at San Siro

Fredy Guarin has apologised for giving an Inter fan a “dirty look” during Thursday night’s Europa League win over Qarabag at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The Colombia international was not at his best in the 2-0 victory, which came courtesy of goals from Danilo D’Ambrosio and Mauro Icardi, and was subbed midway through the second half, not long after breaking down with cramp.

Guarin’s below-par performance drew audible criticism from certain sections of the San Siro crowd and the attacking midielder was disappointed with the way in which he reacted to one particular supporter.

“I want to say sorry to one of the fans who told me to wake up,” the 28-year-old told Inter Channel .

“I gave him a pretty dirty look, but it was just in the heat of the moment.”

Guarin admitted that Inter had not played well as a team either, but argued that victory was all that mattered in light of last weekend’s shock 4-1 defeat at home to Serie A rivals Cagliari.

“The game was important for us get our heads straight; for the group to pick itself up,” he admitted.

“It might not have been the greatest spectacle but at the end of the day, we won. We showed bags of character and desire.

“I’ve been lucky enough to go all the way in the Europe League, so I know it well. We need to take it one game at a time; this match is gone now and we just need to focus on Sunday’s clash with Fiorentina.”

Despite their patchy performance against Qarabag, Inter sit top of Europa League Group F on six points, four clear of second-placed Saint-Etienne.

The Nerazzurri, though, have slipped to fifth in Serie A and will be gunning for victory when they travel to the Artemio Franchi on Sunday night to face Fiorentina.

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