Chief Van Commenee
need to speak to my coach now it’s coming to the end of the season.
“I will come back next year. This was a great opportunity because not all the top names were here.”
Idowu denied he had been irresponsible in attempting to compete with an injury.
And he rejected Van Commenee’s claims that the jumper’s build-up to the games had been affected by failing to join up with the rest of the team.
Idowu revealed: “I was moving between Birmingham and London before the Games visiting my coach and physio.
“And we decided it was better I stayed in this country to get treatment than go to Portugal.
“I haven’t received lottery funding for three years. I fund myself, so I can follow my own programme.”
Idowu was desperate to perform well in his home city, but his final jump of 16.53m was a heartbreaking nine centimetres short of making the top 12 and claiming a spot in the final.
He added: “I’m upset that I let them down.
“All year I’ve been tagged as a medal favourite and I haven’t got the chance to go out there and do it.”
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Victoria Pendleton HORROR SHOW: Idowu reacts after failing to reach the final