Diop, signed from Fulham last month and already a big favourite with the Fratton Park fans after playing a key role in a four-match winning run, told Pompey´s official website, www.portsmouthfc.co.uk: "I´m just too tired."
The 29-year-old giant, who had to come off early with a tight hamstring during the 2-0 win over his old club at Craven Cottage a week last Sunday, explained: "It is only a small injury and I should be fine for next game against Wigan (on Saturday). But I thought it was good for me, and good for the team to have some time off rather than go away with the national side."
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