Yepes won't hold Cisse grudge

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Mario Yepes has stated he has nothing against Djibril Cisse after the Marseille striker ended his season early.

The Paris Saint Germain defender suffered a broken ankle in a challenge from the France international last weekend.

But Yepes will not hold a grudge against Cisse and is now focusing fully on his recovery.

"I immediately felt big pain, and I believed there was something wrong," Yepes said.

"I wanted to go on to help the team. But after half-time I could not any more.

"I think Cisse is a little late in the challenge, but I don't believe he wanted to injure me.

"No player is like that. I don't think a player ever wants to seriously injure another player.

"On Tuesday, he tried to call me and I have listened to his message.

"The doctors told me my season is over. But I will try to prepare myself to come back as soon as possible."

However, despite Yepes' comments, some of his PSG team-mates have launched scathing attacks on Cisse.

"I don't wish for anyone to be suspended for two months like I was, but Djibril was late and didn't control himself," Pierre-Alain Frau, who was suspended for two months earlier in the season for a dangerous challenge on Sedan's Stephane Noro, told AFP.

"It would be stupid not to apply the rule that suspended me."