You there need to MAN UP!
Own up to your mistakes if you have made any.
You receive more respect and gain much more out of yourself in the end by manning up and apologising rather than holding a front with Pride sitting on your shoulder.
Pride is one of the 7 deadly sins… and with it if you choose to stand tall you will see yourself fall and gravely so.
Apologising doesn’t make you less of a man, it shows that you care and that you’re willing to be responsible for your actions.