Daryl Janmaat Apologises For "Stupid" Red Card In Loss To Swansea

The right-back has admitted that he let his teammates down on Saturday.

Daryl Janmaat has apologised for his "stupid" 41st-minute sending-off during Newcastle United's 2-0 loss against Swansea City. The right-back was dismissed for two bookable offences, both for needless fouls on Swansea winger Jefferson Montero in the opposition half, and while Newcastle were 1-0 down at the Liberty Stadium. Janmaat's red card effectively left the Magpies with no way back in south Wales, and the defender has admitted he let his teammates down.
Speaking to NUFC.co.uk, Janmaat said:
"I'm very disappointed. It was stupid of me and I have to apologise to my teammates, the supporters and everybody, because trying to win a game with ten men is very difficult. "The first yellow card was clear. The second one, I lost the ball, he (Montero) ran past me and in a split-second I touched him. I pulled him back and that was stupid. "With 11 men at Swansea it is already hard but with ten men it makes it almost impossible. We didn't give up though, and the rest of the team gave it everything, but it was a disappointing game. "We started poor and they got an easy goal. We then came into the game a little bit our performance was not like last week and we have to improve. "We will learn from this game - you always can learn from defeats - and hopefully we will go and get a result at Manchester United."
Former NUFC targets Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew netted Swansea's goals during the Barclays Premier League clash on Saturday. But Janmaat is hoping to travel with the Magpies for their trip to Old Trafford next weekend. He continued:
"I hope I can go there (Old Trafford) to help and support the team next weekend. "And before the game, all week, I will give advice to anyone who needs it. I will help in any way I can, and I hope we can get a result."
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