Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has apologised after the Danish Football Federation banned him for six months for a drink-driving offence.
The Denmark international, on loan at the Serie A club from Arsenal, has scored 22 goals in 55 games for his country but will miss several key fixtures after being caught drink driving on Saturday.
As well as the punishment from his national federation, Bendtner received a US $145,000 fine from a Copenhagen court.
Bendtner said: “I am incredibly sorry for my actions. I can truly say, that this is the worst day of my life.
“At the same time I take full responsibility for it, for what I have done, but I must go on. I cannot describe how much pain I am going through, but now I want to do all I can to come back strong.”
Bendtner’s spell with the Italian champions has been blighted by injury, with the 25-year-old yet to score since moving to Turin, having made just eight appearances in Serie A.