Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has apologised for the way he reacted to being substituted in midweek.
Dzeko was brought off at Bayern Munich, but the Bosnian was far from happy as he exchanged words with boss Roberto Mancini on the touchline, and the Italian was furious insisting he would not allow such a reaction again.
However, the Carlos Tevez saga which saw the South American refuse to come on in Germany - which led to his suspension, meant the Dezko issue was barely reported.
Despite little being said, the Bosnian has apologised to Mancini for the way he reacted.
"I know my reaction (to being taken off) was bad," he said.
"I have spoken to the guys and to the coach as well.
"I have apologised for the reaction and Roberto has accepted it and said that everything is okay and that we have to be positive for the next game."
Dzeko explained that he had been extra motivated to win the game because of the time he spent in Germany with Wolfsburg. Unfortunately, things did not go to plan for City.
"I was unhappy because we were 2-0 down and I wanted to win the game," he said.
"It was something special for me to go back to Germany where I played for a long time. I wanted to do well and wanted the team to do well. Things didn't go well for us. That is why I was extra frustrated."
Although City have collected just a single point from their opening two games and have fallen three adrift of Napoli and five behind group favourites, Bayern, Dzeko is refusing to give up home that they can make it through.
Positive results in back-to-back meetings with Villarreal hold the key to City's progress and Dzeko is optimistic.
"Everyone has had a sleep and a rest after the Bayern game," he said.
"We know we could have done better but it is football and you cannot win every game.
"Bayern Munich is behind us, we are feeling positive and looking forward to the next game. That is our new target now."