Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal was upset after watching his side slip to a 2-0 Championship defeat at Aston Villa.
Carvalhal was forced to watch the second half from the stand after an incident following Vincent Sasso's red card and 10-man Wednesday suffered defeat as a result of two goals from Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia, who took his tally for the season to 15.
The Wednesday manager said: "I spoke to the referee. I did not offend anyone. I didn't complain. I was sent off because I was out of the technical area.
"During the whole game I do not talk about any situations and I did not open my mouth to the fourth official.
"The emotions were high with the sending-off but at no time was I using any bad words. I wasn't critical of any decisions.
"My situation is not important. I was more worried about the red card for my player. It made a big difference to the game.
"We came to win and we had chances to win. We attempted to make an impact but with 10 players we were restricted.
"We were all the time solid and compact but the story of the game was that we didn't take our chances."
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Despite only one win in Wednesday's last five games, Carvalhal is upbeat.
He said: "I am still optimistic. You have to be with a side that recently beat Norwich 5-1."