Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 match against AC Milan was rather marred by a series of nasty incidents - mostly caused by the hosts, who were rather unhappy to be losing at home to a side without its two best players. We all remember the Gennaro Gattuso headbutt on Joe Jordan, but lost in the controversy of Milan's captain committing an assault on a 59 year-old man was the horrific lunge by midfielder Mathieu Flamini on Spurs right back Vedran Corluka, from which the right back has still not recovered. The ex-Arsenal man has now added that he doesn't believe he did anything wrong:
People can say what they want but I went for the ball. I'm sorry he got injured, but I don't have any regrets.
Football is a physical game and sometimes things like that can happen. I went to the dressing room after and apologised, what more can I do?
Well, since he apologised, everything is now hunky-dory. Did you know that apologies have magical healing powers and that Corluka is now fully fit? His ankle is totally fine now, right? Right? What more could you do, Mathieu? You could think, hey, maybe going in two footed in the air on someone isn't a very good idea as it's a) illegal and thus not going to win the ball and b) how the opposition player gets hurt. Call me crazy, but I think some introspection would be a good idea here.