Cisse apologises for petulance

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Marseille striker Djibril Cisse has apologised for his petulant response to being substituted at the weekend.

The Frenchman showed his disappointment after he was withdrawn in the second half of l'OM's game against Nancy on Saturday.

Cisse, on a season-long loan from Liverpool, was playing in only his second game since breaking his leg prior to the World Cup in the summer.

The 25-year-old understands the reasons behind the decision but insists he wants to be a success at the Stade Velodrome this season.

"I regret my gestures, but that is my temperament. I said sorry and I shouldn't have done it," Cisse said.

"They don't want to take risks with me. But when you are a player, and you leave the pitch feeling you haven't given everything you can, you don't think like that.

"I didn't come here to twiddle my thumbs, to play for a season and go back to England. I have targets and want to win titles."