Henry: No malice in Zamora challenge

13 September 2010 08:41
Karl Henry insists he did not mean to hurt Bobby Zamora after the Fulham striker broke his leg following a tackle from the Wolves midfielder.[LNB] Zamora is set to be out for at least four months after being carried off during Fulham's 2-1 win over Wolves at Craven Cottage.[LNB]Henry has defended the tackle he made on Zamora and fears Wolves are being unfairly labelled as bullies after Fulham's Clint Dempsey accused him of deliberately injuring Zamora.[LNB]"It was disappointing a few of them were trying to have a go at me," said Henry.[LNB]"They were fine with it until they realised how badly hurt he was, which was a load of rubbish because I didn't try to do anything deliberately.[LNB]"I never would try to do anything deliberately to hurt anybody. I was having a go at Dempsey and he was having a go at me. I don't want to hear from another professional that I have gone out to 'do' somebody. That wasn't the case and is disappointing.[LNB]"It was a fair tackle and I tried to win the ball. I am sorry that I have done any damage to him because that is the last thing I would have wanted. [LNB]"I know Bobby and we have the same agent. We were away together with the England Under-21s.[LNB]"I would never go out to hurt anyone, let alone him. I have just tried to win the ball and I could see he was in agony straight away and called the physio."[LNB]Wolves picked up seven yellow cards, including Christophe Berra's two yellow cards, and Henry fears they are being targeted as an aggressive team.[LNB]"After what happened last week - and that was well publicised with our match against Newcastle - we felt our cards were marked," added Henry. [LNB]"We were getting booked for things we didn't think were fouls. A lot of our bookings were unjust. We don't want a reputation of being bullies. It is not the way we go out to play."

Source: Team_Talk