In fact, depending on your point of view, he might have fueled them even more, dumping a truckload of gasoline onto the flames. You may recall reportedly, he told Wolfsburg directors "make me stay and watch how I'll play?" Carrying through on a threat, or just really, really poor timing for a bad own goal? I'm sure Wolfsburg directors saw this and loudly groaned.
Obviously it looks like he's trying to clear it, so I don't think it was intentional or anything. If it was though, that certainly means we shouldn't be interested.