Does "I was led to believe" imply "my expectations were betrayed"?
Does it have an aggressive connotation?
I am looking for an internship in a large company installed in several different countries. I know there are openings in Singapore and wanted to get there, however I was not clear on that part in my email (though it was sent to the Singapore office), and thus was offered an internship in Germany.
I wanted to tell them that "I was led to believe that there were openings in Singapore" but fear it might sound aggressive, which is absolutely opposite to my objectives.
Is it the correct phrase to use?