Maradona had asked fans to watch a DVD if they found it too stressful to watch the team
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona felt obliged to apologise to the supporters of United Arab Emirates club Al-Wasl after the club were thrashed 5-0 by Dubai. Maradona has guided the side to two wins. © Daniel Garcia - AFP/File
Maradona had asked fans to watch a DVD if they found it too stressful to watch the team
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Last updated: October 9, 2011

Humbled Maradona apologises for UAE club defeat

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona felt obliged to apologise to the supporters of United Arab Emirates club Al-Wasl here on Sunday after the club were thrashed 5-0 by Dubai.

The 50-year-old - who was dismissed as Argentine national coach after last year's World Cup - had guided the side to two wins after an opening run of three defeats, albeit two friendlies and a Cup match, but Dubai brought him back down to earth.

"I want to apologise to the Al-Wasl supporters for this defeat," said Maradona, who last month advised fans to stay at home and watch a DVD if they found it too stressful to watch the team.

"I am very sad. We were on the right path with two successive victories and now we must focus on the championship and not look back.

"I hope that this defeat will not affect the morale of the squad who must learn lessons from this defeat."

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