Wolfsburg have handed playmaker Diego a €100,000 fine following the midfielder’s behaviour in the 1-0 loss against Hannover at the weekend, according to a report in Bild.
The 2008-09 league champions were awarded a penalty kick in the 80th minute when they were trailing 1-0. Patrick Helmes is the designated taker, but Diego took the ball away from the Germany international to step up himself.
Diego then hit the cross-bar with his attempt and Wolfsburg went on to lose the game 1-0, much to the irritation of head coach Steve McClaren.
“It drives me crazy when players don’t listen to the orders I give and overrule my decisions,” Steve McClaren was quoted as saying after the game.
The former Juventus midfielder was not only handed a hefty fine, but he’ll also be dropped from the starting XI for the upcoming match against Hamburg, according to the Bild report.