Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has apologised for his behaviour in a training session last week but rejected suggestions he was disciplined for a poor attitude.
Mirallas and Morgan Schneiderlin were left out of the squad for Sunday’s 3-2 win over Watford after what was understood to be an incident at the club’s Finch Farm complex.
On Monday, Schneiderlin took to social media to dismiss reports he had been sent home from training on the eve of the game because of a poor attitude.
“I have to restore the truth after some articles in the medias [sic],” he wrote on Instagram.
“I was not excluded of the squad due to a lack of commitment during training this was a manager decision and I was frustrated as I am fully committed in Everton since arriving in 2012 and I can’t accept our actual ranking.
“I apologize to the president and owner, my team-mates and the manager for not being able to cope at that moment with my frustration.”