Cousin 'sorry' to colleagues

Rangers striker clarifies comments

Cousin: Apology for team-mates

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Daniel Cousin has apologised to his Rangers team-mates and insists he is happy in Scotland.

The striker was quoted in a French newspaper last week as suggesting members of the Rangers squad drank too much alcohol.

Cousin has subsequently clarified his comments with his colleagues and insists he did not intend to offend anyone at Ibrox.

"If anyone is upset about my comments then I would like to say sorry to them," Cousin told the Daily Record. "I did not mean to cause offence.

"I was asked to explain the cultural differences between France and Scotland. Who am I to judge my team-mates or be critical of them?

Fantastic support

"I have explained all this to the manager because I feel my words have been taken out of context and made to look like criticism.

"That was not my intention. All I can say is that the boys have been great to me since I joined the club and the fans have given me fantastic support."

The summer signing from Lens has been linked with a move away from Ibrox, but Cousin insists his focus is on helping Rangers qualify for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

He added: "Believe me, I am happy in Scotland. I am with a great club and enjoying our European adventure.

"My only concern is to make sure this adventure continues and to do that I will have to play my part and help the team get the result we need against Lyon."