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Lescott rejects Moyes' criticisms

Published 26/08/2009

Manchester City new boy Joleon Lescott claims David Moyes' criticisms of his attitude are "inaccurate" but not something he wishes to dwell on at the moment.

The 27-year-old last night signed a five-year deal with the Eastlands outfit after completing a medical and agreeing personal terms yesterday.

Lescott's spell on Merseyside ended on a sour note when he was dropped by Everton manager Moyes ahead of last week's Europa League clash for having a "poor attitude".

But the Birmingham-born defender said at his unveiling: "I was disappointed in the comments, I feel they're inaccurate.

"I'd like to address them at a later date and talk more positively about my move here.

"I don't think I disrespected any of the players. If I did I apologise."

City's bid, reportedly worth £22million, was accepted by Everton on Sunday but there was a brief delay to the England international's transfer going through as a minor wrangle was resolved.

Lescott was part of the Toffees team which lost 6-1 at Goodison Park in their Barclays Premier League opener earlier this month, with the former Wolves man coming in for particular stick over his display.

He added: "I'd like to think they thought I gave my all when I played.

"I know it wasn't my finest game for Everton (against Arsenal). It was a collective effort and obviously Arsenal were better than us on the day."

Belfast Telegraph

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