Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic has told at his "frustration" after being hit with a three-game ban.
Mitrovic accepted a football charge of violent conduct after he was caught on video elbowing Manuel Lanzini in a 3-0 win over West Ham United.
The striker, however, insists that it "wasn't even a foul".
And Mitrovic says he spoke to Lanzini after the game at St James's Park.
“It is very frustrating for me, but I can’t change anything now,” said Mitrovic.
“These are the rules, but I didn’t mean to do this, the things they have accused me of. It wasn’t even a foul in the game, but I have to accept the rules and respect the decision that has been made.
“I didn’t mean it, it wasn’t even a foul, I have three or four incidents like this every match so I don’t understand it.
"If I say something more, though, they can punish me even more. I just have to take this on the chin and make sure I stay as fit as possible so that I can help the team when I return."
The incident was highlighted on Match of the Day.
Mitrovic told the Daily Telegraph: “I don’t know what they said (on Match of the Day), I have no idea, but I’ve been banned for three games and I was really surprised.
It has been really tough to get my head around it. It was an accident. I spoke to Lanzini after the game and he was fine.
“It is going to be very hard to miss these games. I had a good pre-season.
"I’ve scored two goals already, it is very hard for my head to stay focused and strong. That’s life. That’s football, I have to try and look forward.”