Mido was understandably still distraught over his sending off against Chelsea on Saturday when the game reached its conclusion with the visitors having won the encounter.
The striker was dismissed in the 25th minute following a collision with Asier Del Horno and the referee immediately reached for his red card. Mido explained the raising of his arm - which connected high on the back of the full back - was to protect both himself and Del Horno from a possible clash of heads.
"The game was close and before the sending off I thought we were edging the game," he sighed.
"What can I say about the sending off? It was a long ball from Robbo and I was a little bit to the side. The guy went before me and I was trying to protect myself and him.
"The referee saw it as I sending off and I was shocked. I thought the maximum he would give me was a yellow card and then I saw the red one. It was like someone planting a dagger in me.
"I felt sad for the guys because I knew it would be difficult for them to play with ten men against Chelsea. I was sorry for them and knew that without the sending off we would have got a better result."