"These are the worst days of my life. I do not have any desire to return to playing soccer. I have seen the replays of the incident, but I do not recognize myself. I lost my cool and I went crazy, but
that is not me. The worst punishment is going through what I'm experiencing now. If I see that there's no chance of me returning to soccer again, then I will try something else."
Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe
, who is expected to received a lengthy suspension after kicking Getafe's Javier Casquero
twice while he was face down on the ground.
Pepe apologized profusely for the assault.