Diego sorry for strop

Brazilian back at Wolfsburg after walk-out

Diego: Pleased to be given another chance at Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Diego has issued a public apology to the club's supporters as he prepares for life back in the Bundesliga.

The Brazil international spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid after being suspended by Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath.

Magath was incensed by Diego's decision to walk out on a pre-match team meeting in May 2011 after discovering he had been omitted from the starting line-up for a game against Hoffenheim.

But since returning to Germany, the 27-year-old has forced his way back into Magath's plans and looks set to play a vital role in the team's season.

With that in mind, there has been an attempt to rehabilitate Diego with the Wolfsburg fans.

A statement on the club's official website read: "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.

"My family and I have always been happy here and now we are back living in our home together and it is simply a good feeling.


"I apologised to our coach last season and I have learnt from my mistake.

"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."

Magath added: "Diego is a Champions League player and a player of his class increases the chances of us reaching one of the top places in the table.

"Diego will get the number 10 shirt. He is a central player who can bring his team-mates into the game and score goals himself.

"As the playmaker, it will be his task to lead his team-mates to their best performance."